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Keywords:

  • waste paper;
  • paperboard;
  • lamination;
  • beech;
  • poplar;
  • specific gravity

Abstract

One of the basic principles for sustainable development is to prevent wasting resources, preserve natural resources, and recycle the products obtained from resources. For this study, paperboard obtained from waste paper was laminated with natural wooden layers in accordance with the order of beech-paperboard-beech-paperboard-beech and an alternate material was produced. In this context, experiments were made for determining the specific gravity, compression, shearing, bending strength, elasticity module, and the resistance to direct withdrawal of screws and nails on a radial section surface with the objective of determining the usability of this material as a building material. When the findings obtained at the end of the experiments are studied carefully in a comparative manner, it was observed that paperboard laminated materials could be used with different objectives in interiors to protect against humidity. It was determined that it could be used in place of solid poplar materials for places of use where resistance to compression, elasticity module, and resistance to direct withdrawal of screws and nails on a radial section surface are important and in places where resistance to bending and shearing is required after taking the necessary measures. In the end, a contribution to the literature was provided by researching possibilities for different use of a material regained from waste and to provide sustainability. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 101: 1943–1952, 2006