Reusing agro-industrial waste does not only help to mitigate environmental impact but also enables valorization through the development of new products. The aim is to enhance the physical and mechanical properties of particleboard panels produced with Eucalyptus wood and different proportions of waste products—coconut fiber (Cocos nucifera L.). Physical properties (density, water absorption, and thickness swelling) and mechanical properties (static bending and internal bond resistance) were assessed, and panels reinforced with coconut fiber showed the best qualities with higher density, greater dimensional stability, and less water absorption. Static bending resistance and internal bond resistance also increased significantly. This demonstrated the potential of achieving compatible characteristics for civil construction and furniture production through the inclusion of waste material. The impact of this research is obtained from the utilization of an important agro-industrial residue in the manufacture of permanent composites.
- Agro-industrial wastes
- Cocos nucifera
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Chemistry
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis