American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry
Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019, Pages: 297-303
Received: Oct. 31, 2019;
Accepted: Nov. 20, 2019;
Published: Nov. 25, 2019
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Yifu Yuan, Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration for Silviculture of The Lower Yellow River, College of Forestry, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
Yan Sun, College of Arts, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
Muxuan Li, Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration for Silviculture of The Lower Yellow River, College of Forestry, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
Yuhan Sun, Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration for Silviculture of The Lower Yellow River, College of Forestry, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
Runan Zhang, Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration for Silviculture of The Lower Yellow River, College of Forestry, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
Fang Sun, Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration for Silviculture of The Lower Yellow River, College of Forestry, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
An Mao, Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration for Silviculture of The Lower Yellow River, College of Forestry, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
Qi Li, Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration for Silviculture of The Lower Yellow River, College of Forestry, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
Jiabin Zhang, Heilongjiang Institute of Wood Science, Harbin, China
The traditional disposable foam plastic tableware is made from polymer materials. It is not decomposable and could bring serious problem to environment after the tableware is disposed. In order to solve this problem, a new type of green tableware made fromnatural materials (such as tree leaves) is developed and investigated. To obtain a green tableware product with good performance, the keytechnology is the bonding of tree leaves. In this study, the tree leaves were bonded by a type of bio-based adhesive synthesized in our lab. The structure, curing characteristics, and physical/mechanical properties of the adhesive were measured and analyzed. The effects of adhesive application rate, press time, and press temperature on the bonding performance of tree leaves were also investigated. The results showed that the general properties of the bio-based adhesive could meet the requirements for the production of tree leave tableware. After immerged in the water of 63°C for 3 hours, some of the bonded leaves could still have good bonds. Considering the production efficiency, cost, decorative effect, and bond performance, the optimal pressing parameters were: adhesive application rate: 100 g/m2; hot press temperature 70°C; hot press time 120 s. After bonded by bio-based adhesive, the tree leaves could be used as suitableraw materials for the production of green tableware.
Study on Performance of Bio-based Adhesive for Bonding Tree Leaves, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry.
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