Kenaf Core Particleboard and Its Sound Absorbing Properties

  • Mohamad Jani Saad MARDI
  • Izran Kamal FRIM


In this study, kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) core particleboards as insulation boards were manufactured. The boards were fabricated with three different densities i.e. 350 kg/m3, 450 kg/m3 and 550 kg/m3 at urea formaldehyde resin (UF) loadings of 8%, 10% and 12% (w/w) based on the dry weight of the kenaf core particles. The fabricated boards were evaluated for its noise acoustical coefficients (NAC) by following the ASTM E1050-98 standard requirements. The study revealed that boards with higher kenaf fiber loading and UF loading gave less NAC.


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Author Biographies

Mohamad Jani Saad, MARDI
Rice and Industrial Crops Research Center, Malaysian Agriculture Research and
Development Institute (MARDI) 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Izran Kamal, FRIM
Advanced Processing and Design Programme, Forest Research Institute Malaysia
(FRIM), 52109 Kepong, Selangor Darul Ehsan
How to Cite
Saad, M. J., & Kamal, I. (2012). Kenaf Core Particleboard and Its Sound Absorbing Properties. Journal of Science and Technology, 4(2). Retrieved from