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Evaluation of Material Properties of Acetylated Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)

아세틸화 처리 중밀도 섬유판(MDF)의 재질 평가

  • Received : 2020.01.30
  • Accepted : 2020.05.01
  • Published : 2020.05.25

Abstract

This study examined the material properties of MDF manufactured using acetylated pinus radiata fibers against moisture and compared the properties with the fiberboard quality standards of KS F 3200. Since acetylated MDF shows very low moisture content, water absorption and thickness swelling than the quality standards, it is expected to have an excellent dimensional stability. The bending strength in wetting condition of the acetylated MDF reached approximately 70% of the bending strength in dry condition, making it suitable for the quality standards. The internal bond of the acetylated MDF in the wetting condition was higher than the minimum internal bond of the quality standards in the dry condition, showing a good water resistance. Since the water droplet contact angle of the acetylated MDF is larger than that of untreated MDF, it is determined that it contributes in improving the water resistance due to the low wettability.

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