Lignocellulosic Materials for Fiber Cement Production

  • Julia Naves Teixeira
  • Danillo Wisky Silva
  • Alan Pereira Vilela
  • Holmer Savastano Junior
  • Livia Elisabeth Vasconcellos de Siqueira Brandão Vaz
  • Rafael Farinassi MendesEmail author
Original Paper


Among the products used in the construction industry, cement composites with lignocellulosic reinforcement have been highlighted in the research. These materials have advantageous characteristics, such as being lighter and more economical. This work aimed at evaluating the effect of different lignocellulosic materials use on the physical, mechanical, and durability properties of fiber cement. The composites were produced in laboratory scale by extrusion. The formulation consisted of 5% lignocellulosic material, 30% agricultural limestone, 1% hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, and 1% polyether carboxylic additive and the remainder of the material was Portland cement (CPV-ARI) to complete the formulation. The samples were cured for 2 days in a saturated environment and for 5 days in thermal curing. Fiber cement properties such as bulk density, water absorption, apparent porosity, modulus of elasticity, modulus of rupture, and tenacity after curing and after 200 and 400 aging cycles were evaluated. Eucalyptus, coffee husk, banana pseudostem and coconut shell particles could be used for fiber cement production since they met the marketing standards after the aging process.


Cementitious composites Morphology Chemical composition Physical–mechanical properties Accelerated aging 



Associação brasileira de normas técnicas (Brazilian Association for Technical Standards)


Apparent porosity


American Society for Testing and Materials


Bulk density


Modulus of elasticity


Modulus of rupture


Specific energy


Federal University of Lavras


Water absorption



The authors would like to thank the Minas Gerais State Agency for Research and Development (FAPEMIG), the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq), the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), and the Under graduate Program in Biomaterials Engineering of the Federal University of Lavras-MG, Brazil (UFLA).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia Naves Teixeira
    • 1
  • Danillo Wisky Silva
    • 1
  • Alan Pereira Vilela
    • 1
  • Holmer Savastano Junior
    • 2
  • Livia Elisabeth Vasconcellos de Siqueira Brandão Vaz
    • 1
  • Rafael Farinassi Mendes
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Engineering BiomaterialsFederal University of Lavras (UFLA)LavrasBrazil
  2. 2.Faculdade de Zootecnia e Engenharia de AlimentosUniversidade de São PauloPirassunungaBrazil

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