The specific properties of particleboard samples used in this study were as follows: 280x210x1.8 cm dimensions, 0.68 g/cm^3 specific gravity. Produced boards were coated with lacquered paint, melamine impregnated papers, wood veneers and continue press laminates. The effects of surface coating material type, melamine paper weight, wood veneer type and thickness, and continue press laminate thickness on the thermal conductivity and combustion properties of particleboard were investigated. Results showed that surface coating material type was found to affect these properties. Melamine paper weight and wood veneer thickness did not affect the thermal conductivity and combustion properties of particleboard samples. Wood veneer type and continue press laminate thickness affected these properties. Surface coating materials increased the thermal conductivity. Coated particleboard was more combustible than uncoated particleboard. Additional work is needed to improve the fire retardancy properties of these materials. A standard including the thermal conductivity values of coated and uncoated particleboard should be prepared.
NEMLİ, GÖKAY and KALAYCIOĞLU, HÜLYA (2002) "Effects of Surface Coating Materials on the Thermal Conductivity and Combustion Properties of Particleboard," Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry: Vol. 26: No. 3, Article 7. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/agriculture/vol26/iss3/7