Jabon wood (Anthocephalus cadamba Miq.) and coconut fibres currently appear to be the most viable raw material alternative in wood-based industries. In this paper, Dr. Rudi Dungani and the team examines the hybridization of coconut fibres with Jabon trunk veneer which turn out to improve some mechanical properties of plywood. The coconut fibres can be used to substitute raw materials to produce plywood, which will eventually increase the added value of these residues for the use as a raw material for structural means or furniture.
Dungani, R., Karliati, T., Hadiyane, A., Suheri, A., Suhaya, Y. 2019. Coconut fibres and laminates with Jabon trunk (Anthocephalus cadamba Miq.) veneer for hybrid plywood composites: dimensional stability and mechanical properties. Eur. J. Wood Prod. 77, 749–759.
Full paper is published in European Journal of Wood and Wood Products: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-019-01432-9.
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Coconut non-woven fibre mats and Jabon trunk veneer as materials to produce Hybrid plywood composite (Dungani et al. 2019)
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