This study aims to produce cement-bonded boards by utilizing waste materials such as plastic bags and wrappers. It also aims to determine the best binding material, as well as the best combination of binder and waste components.
The boards were produced by chipping the waste component into particles, weighing the components to the desired 10:1 (binder-to-waste particle) proportion, mixing the components into a paste-like solution, pouring the solution into a mold, and drying the resulting board. The finished boards were then tested for their properties.
The tests indicated that the boards’ characteristics (nailing endurance, breaking strength, and fire resistance) were greatly influenced by the type of binder and the kind of waste material component that was added. READ MORE