Utilisation of waste cardboard and Nano silica fume in the production of fibre cement board reinforced by glass fibres

Morteza Khorami, Esmaiel Ganjian, Messaoud Saidani, Azamalsadat Mortazavi, Adegoke Olubanwo, Alfred Gand

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In this research, Glass Fibres (GL), Kraft pulp Fibres (KF) and Nano Silica Fume (NSF) were used to produce Cement Composite Board (CCB).

Fifteen groups of mix proportions were produced to investigate the effects of fibre content and size along with the effect of NSF on interaction, bonding and mechanical properties of CCB. Density, Water Absorption, Moisture Movement, Flexural Strength test and Scanning Electron Microscopy observations were conducted. The results showed that some mixes could meet the standard requirements and also the inclusion of GL and NSF into the mix containing KF (extracted from waste cardboard) could enhance the characteristics of CCB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-755
Number of pages9
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Early online date12 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2017

Bibliographical note

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Construction and Building Materials. 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 Construction and Building Materials, [152], (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.07.061

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  • Cement composite
  • Cement board
  • Glass fibre
  • Nano Silica Fume
  • Waste cardboard


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