On the moisture and hydrolysis resistance of fibreboards (MDF) - Part 3: Creep behaviour and dimensional stability of fibreboards
Pages: 24 - 32
Medium density fibreboards (MDF), prepared from thermo- mechanical (TMP) and chemo-thermo-mechanical (CTMP) pulps using phenol formaldehyde (PF), melamine urea phenol formaldehyde (MUPF) and tannin formaldehyde (TF) resins as well as adhesives based on 4,4-diphenylmethandiisocyanat (PMDI) as binders and both the blow-line and blender technique as gluing method, were tested as to creep behaviour and dimensional stability. The results reveal: TMP-boards bonded with MUPF-resin (14 %) have much lower creep factors than those bonded with PF-resin (8 %). The creep factor of boards bonded with PMDI (6 %) and TF-resin (14 %) lies between. Furthermore, using the blow-line technique leads to boards with much higher creep resistance, lower creep factors than those prepared from fibres glued by the blender process. Evidence has also been adduced that the dimensional stability of MDF prepared by using PF-resin is much lower than those made by using MUPF-resin or PMDI adhesive.