Development of ceiling board product from oil palm fiber for community enterprise
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This research aims to study the using oil palm fiber to develop ceiling board product. The mixture ratios of Gypsum plaster: oil palm fiber: tap water: catalyst are 1 : 0.15 : 1: 0.03, 1 : 0.20 : 1: 0.03, 1 : 0.25 : 1: 0.03, 1 : 0.30: 1: 0.03 and 1 : 0.35 : 1: 0.03 by weight. The ceiling board samples are cast in 30 x 30 x 1 centimeter in dimension. The ceiling board sample testing follows the TIS 219-2552. The results show that the longitudinal and lateral breaking load, Nail pull resistance, density, and thermal conductivity of ceiling board with high quantity of oil palm fiber are lower than ceiling board with low quantity of oil palm fiber while that the deflection and water absorption of ceiling board with high quantity of oil palm fiber are higher. However, all of oil palm fiber samples with lower than 0.2 of ratio can pass the standard.
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