Effect of Strand Orientation on Physical and Mechanical Properties of Rubberwood Oriented Strandboard

Pannipa MALANIT, Nikom LAEMSAK

Abstract


The effect of strand orientation on the physical and mechanical properties of rubberwood oriented strandboard (OSB) was investigated. The properties of OSB were evaluated by JIS A 5908-1994. Results suggest that face strands alignments significantly improve bending strength and stiffness in the aligned direction. The strand orientation only had a slight effect on the thickness swelling and internal bonding.


Keywords


Strand orientation, physical and mechanical properties, oriented strandboard

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