International Journal of Wood Science, Technology and Forestry Vol. 1 (1), pp. 001-008, September, 2013. © Advanced Scholars Journals
Full Length Research Paper
Physical and mechanical properties of Agriculture plastic composite made from jute (corchorus olitorius l.) and dhaincha (sesbania cannabina retz.)
Md. Shah Zaman1, Atanu Kumar Das2, Md. Iftekhar Shams3, Rumana Rana4. Md. Mizanur Rahman5and Subir Kumar Biswas6
1Forestry, Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna- 9208, Bangladesh.
2Pulp and Paper Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, 58 Moo 9, Km. 42, Paholyothin Highway Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand.
3Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna- 9208. and JSPS Invited Research Fellow, Research Institute For Sustainable Human sphere Kyoto University, Japan.
4,5Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh.
6Pulp and Paper Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, 58 Moo 9, Km. 42, Paholyothin Highway Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand.
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Accepted 06 December, 2013
A study was undertaken to identify jute (Corchorus olitorius L.) and dhaincha (Sesbania cannabina Retz.) sticks for Agricultural Plastic Composites (APC). In this study, JCF (Jute Coarse and Fine), DCF (Dhaincha Coarse and Fine), JF (Jute Fine) and DF (Dhaincha Fine) boards were produced. The density of JCF, DCF, JF and DF was respectively 0.93, 0.95, 0.86 and 0.92 g/cm3. JCF, DCF, JF and DF showed MOR in dry condition 18.75, 24.01, 12.14 and 15.04 N/mm², respectively. The MOE of JCF, DCF, JF and DF for dry condition was 2301.05, 2960.85, 1038.17 and 1307.59 N/mm², respectively. All the boards made of coarse and fine from jute and dhaincha showed satisfactory results of physical and mechanical properties. Hence, it can be concluded that Agricultural Plastic Composites (APC) from jute and dhaincha sticks can be an alternative raw materials for manufacturing plastic composites in near future.
Key words: Corchorus olitorius, Sesbania cannabina, physical properties, mechanical properties, MOR (Modulus of Rupture), MOE (Modulus of Elasticity).