QUALITY OF HOMOGENEOUS PARTICLEBOARD PRODUCED WITH Eucalyptus urophylla CLONE WOOD

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Rafael Farinassi Mendes Lourival Marin Mendes Lilian Lima Mendonça José Benedito Guimarães Júnior Fábio Akira Mori

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The study aimed to evaluate the potential of Eucalyptus urophylla clones to produce homogeneous particleboard of low-density. Six clones of Eucalyptus urophylla were evaluated, at 94 months of age and planted in Paracatu-MG. Pinus oocarpa wood was used as a reference. For each Eucalyptus urophylla clone and also for Pinus oocarpa, six panels were produced with urea-formaldehyde adhesive in the concentration of 6%, nominal density of 0.60 g/cm³, specific pressure of 40kgf/cm², temperature of 160ºC and a time of 8 minutes. Eucalyptus urophylla clones presented potential for production of conventional particleboard of low density. Clones 62 and 28 showed the best results for all physical and mechanical properties evaluated, presenting properties equal or superior to those obtained for the panels produced with Pinus oocarpa wood. In relation to CS 236/1966 standard, only the clone 28 met all the requirements. None of the clones meets EN 312/2003 standard. 

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MENDES, Rafael Farinassi et al. QUALITY OF HOMOGENEOUS PARTICLEBOARD PRODUCED WITH Eucalyptus urophylla CLONE WOOD. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 20, n. 2, p. 329-336, apr. 2016. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/993>. Date accessed: 16 sep. 2019.
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Particleboard, clones, Eucalyptus urophylla.
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