Development of light, three-layered particleboards based on renewable raw materials
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Hans-Kurt von Werder
By the development of “BalanceBoard” with a combination of wood and expanded starchy grains with lower bulk densities like cereals, maize, rice, amaranth and quinoa the raw density of the boards can be reduced about 30 %. The mechanical-technological properties, like internal bond strength, surface strength and thickness swelling are comparable to the technical demands of standard chipboards and could also partially be optimized. Pfleiderer Group has succeeded with BalanceBoard in a new generation of wood derived timber product which is produced with high marketability in a patented procedure.