Effect of Different Pressing Times on Mechanical and Physical Properties of Phenol Formaldehyde Particleboard Made from Oil Palm Trunk

  • Ermadasila MohamadEmail author
  • Jamaludin Kasim
Conference paper


The objective of this study was to examine the physical and mechanical properties of phenol formaldehyde particleboard made from oil palm trunk (OPT) at different pressing times. Three different pressing times were used in this study. The pressing times used in this research were 6, 8, and 10 min. The particle size used in this study was 2 mm and phenol formaldehyde (PF) was used as the binder. Particleboard with 10 min pressing time gave the highest mechanical (modulus of rupture (MOR), modulus of elasticity (MOE), and internal bonding (IB)) and physical properties (thickness swelling (TS) and water absorbtion (WA)). By increasing the pressing time, the properties were significantly increased. The above physical and mechanical properties were evaluated based on BS EN 310, 317, and 3261-1 standards.


Modulus of rupture Modulus of elasticity Internal bonding Water absorbtion Thickness swelling 



We would like to acknowledge Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam and Universiti Teknologi MARA Pahang for the support and assistance for this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Applied ScienceUniversiti Teknologi MARAShah AlamMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Applied SciencesUniversiti Teknologi MARAJengkaMalaysia

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