Plywood Production from Coconut Coir Fiber and Water Hyacinth
The plywood production from coconut coir fiber and water hyacinth was investigated to reduce the residue and be increased of value and to reduce the use of natural wood by using coir and water hyacinth which are pressed to be plywood production. LA - 35A TOA glue and natural powders were used for plywood adhesive. The plywood tests were found in this research. The water absorption, density, and bending strength test as per Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS A 5905) were evaluated in this research. The results showed that coconut coir fiber was suitable for plywood production and contained 1.93 percent of moisture content, 0.52 g per cm3 of density, and 86.5 percent of water absorption and 11.9 MPa of bending strength. The result showed that water absorption value of plywood made from coconut coir fiber and water hyacinth was quite high and this product suitable for use only indoor furniture. Moreover, these research was studied the biodegradation of plywood products that made from coconut coir fiber and water hyacinth.
Noppakun Sanpo, Jirasak Tharajak and Paisan Kanthang
V. Boonyaroj et al., "Plywood Production from Coconut Coir Fiber and Water Hyacinth", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 866, pp. 212-215, 2017