Processing and characterization of urea/melamine formaldehyde bound hazelnut shell flour composites

Bodur C. T., Gülmez T.

FOREST PRODUCTS JOURNAL, vol.58, pp.101-104, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-104
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, hazelnut shell flour bound with urea formaldehyde (UF) and melamine formaldehyde (MF) adhesive resins was hot molded at high pressures to manufacture composite boards. Adhesive's MF / (UF+MF) weight ratio was varied. Density measurements, MC measurements, 24-hour water soak tests, and static bend tests were performed on the prepared composite samples. This preliminary work showed that hazelnut shell flour can be utilized with a proper binder for production of composite materials with good physical and mechanical properties.