Commercializing Kenaf Core
Nur ‘Izzati binti Ismail
This research focus on commercializing Kenaf
(Hibiscus cannabinus L.) as a raw material.
Properties of Kenaf are investigate in a form of
These are the properties involved:
~Mechanical & Physical
• A research was done by manufacturing samples of
particleboards with a targeted densities of 500 kgm-3, 600kgm-
3 and 700kgm-3
• Each of the boards have a resin content of 8% and 10%.
• Decrease of wood resources from the forest
• Lack of research on kenaf fiber properties
• Data on kenaf fibers in Malaysia are hardly attainable
• Noise disturbance in urban areas
• Lack of particleboard usage from Kenaf
Kenaf Tree Cleaning Deterioration
• 700kgm-3 is the strongest compare to other densities in
modulus of rupture and modulus of elasticity and internal
• No significant differences between 8% and 10% boards.
• Particleboard absorps more than 100%
• Acoustic properties, boards that contain less urea
formaldehye can absord more noise of a sound and
improve the sound better.
• More wax needed in each boards
• Handle or go through properly to minimize possible
errors that can happen while conducting the research.
• Learn to manufacture boards made up from non-woody
plants such as Kenaf or other materials
• More research needs to be done on non-woven material in
particleboard and compared with other materials that are
as popular in the industry.
• Kenaf particleboard has a high commercial value in
which it can be polished into more capable material in the
• Help many manufacturers to decrease their source
material as Kenaf is a low cost material and can be easily
• Can decrease the amount of getting more wood resources
from the forest