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The increasing consumption of fast growing wood, the expressive rise in the demand for wood panels and the need for technologies that make use of materials considered as waste constitute challenges in the development of new products. In this study particles of sugarcane (Saccharum spp) were mixed with different percentages of Eucalyptus grandis fibers, up to 100 %, and urea formaldehyde, a binding agent for the panels production. Modulus of elasticity (MOE) and rupture (MOR) of the panels built with 75% percent of bagasse of sugarcane were not significantly affected, but when containing 100% of this raw material they did not comply with regulations. This study proves the feasibility of using sugarcane bagasse particles, with Eucalyptus grandis fibers, for panels manufacture.