Analysis of physical, chemical e mechanical properties of wood-particle boards containing biaxially oriented polypropylene

Luciana Cristina Soto Herek Rezende, Cynthia Algayer da Silva, Guilherme Piovezan Otto, Murilo Pereira Moisés, Rosângela Bergamasco, Sílvia Luciana Fávaro


Considering the increased generation of solid waste and the difficulty of proper final disposal, it is of utmost importance to study the reuse of solid waste, seeking a beneficial alternative for the population and the environment. This study aimed to produce wood particle boards incorporated with different percentage of waste from the manufacture of labels and tags, commonly known as paper shavings, containing biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP), aiming its reuse. Physical, chemical and mechanical tests were performed. The difference in density between the materials used to manufacture the boards influenced the production process as well as the amount of waste added. Values of moisture content and thickness swelling remained within the range set by the regulations. The results for water absorption analysis are in agreement with those in the literature on the incorporation of different types of waste in the boards. According to our findings, it was observed the importance of a homogeneous mixture of the materials, and pH control. The incorporation of waste containing BOPP into particle boards may be a promising disposal alternative for this waste, given the development of a by-product that encourages sustainable development.



incorporation; paper scrap; particle board; analysis.

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