Feasibility Study on Production of Fiber Cement Board Using Waste Kraft Pulp in Corporation with Polypropylene and Acrylic Fibers

Morteza Khorami, Essie Ganjian, Anupam Srivastav

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This research attempts to find the cheap and accessible fibers as an asbestos replacement in the production of fiber cement board. In this research, waste Kraft pulp which gained from waste cardboard in corporation with two polymeric fibers; acrylic and polypropylene fibers which are normally used in fabric industry, were used. In both groups, nano silica was used as an additive. Mechanical characteristics of the specimens were tested and analyzed according to relevant standards.

The results showed that the specimens made out of waste cardboard and acrylic fibers could meet the standard's requirements and have adequate potential to be used as an alternative of asbestos
NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Materials Today: Proceedings. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Materials Today: Proceedings, [VOL 3, ISSUE 2, (2016)] DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2016.01.023

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-380
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Issue number2
Early online date17 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAdvances in Functional Materials - Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, United States
Duration: 29 Jun 20153 Jul 2015


  • Cement composite
  • Waste Material
  • Natural fibers
  • Polymeric fibers
  • Cement board
  • nano silica


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