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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 14 | Page No.: 2640-2645
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2011.2640.2645
 
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Particle Boards from Papyrus Fibers as Thermal Insulation

Singhadej Tangjuank and Supreya Kumfu

Abstract:
This work presented preliminary studies on the production and thermal property of thermal insulation produced from papyrus fiber using natural rubber latex as a binder. Thermal insulation boards, these were made by spray the pretreated natural rubber latex onto papyrus fiber to form a squared thermal insulation with the size of 20 and 1.5 cm thickness. Thermal conductivity measured in accordance with the American Society for Testing Materials standard. Test results showed that the thermal insulation produced from papyrus fiber exhibited a considerably good thermal insulation. The thermal conductivity of the thermal insulation was 0.029 W m-1 K-1 with density of 258 kg m-3 which closed to the commercial insulator. The success of this study shown papyrus fiber was extremely potential to instead of the synthesis fibrous insulator.
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How to cite this article:

Singhadej Tangjuank and Supreya Kumfu, 2011. Particle Boards from Papyrus Fibers as Thermal Insulation. Journal of Applied Sciences, 11: 2640-2645.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2011.2640.2645

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2011.2640.2645

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