STEFANI Pablo Marcelo
capítulos de libros
PARTICLEBOARDS BASED ON RICE HUSK
R.A. RUSECKAITE; E. CIANNAMEA; P. LEIVA; P.M. STEFANI
Polymer and Biopolymer Analysis and Characterization
Nova Science, Pubs.
Lugar: NY; Año: 2007; p. 1 - 12
Abstract Particleboards are among the most popular materials used in interior and exterior applications in floors, walls, ceiling panels, cabinets and furniture. Particleboards combine low cost raw materials and simple processing. Decrease in raw materials and the need of conserving natural resources encourage the search for substitutes to replace natural wood in panel industry. Biobased resources are renewable, widely distributed, available locally, recyclable, versatile, nonabrasive, biodegradable, compostable, and reactive. Rice husk is an abundantly available waste material in all rice producing countries. This residue has been used to produce a variety of added value products, such as silica, biofuel and filler for composite materials. The present work is an attempt to report the stateofthe-art and future prospects of particleboards based on rice husk and also highlighting some results on the processing and characterization.