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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 804729, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/804729
Research Article

Impacts of Limestone Particle Size on the Performance of Flexible Wood Fiber Composite Floor

1Hunan Academy of Forestry, Shaoshan South Road, Changsha, Hunan 410004, China
2Centre of Excellence in Engineered Composite, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia

Received 25 June 2014; Revised 20 August 2014; Accepted 24 August 2014

Academic Editor: Jin Zhu

Copyright © 2015 Hongcheng He et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Sustainable wood floor (WFF), produced from natural plants, is a sort of novel green and ecofriendly composite floor, which has been attracting more and more attention in the world. WFF also gives a solution of utilizations of agricultural wastes, such as bamboo mats and hemp hurd. The additive limestone powder plays key role in the performance of flexible bamboo composite floor, so, in this paper, the effects of limestone size and size distributions were investigated. The best particle size distributions of limestone are 25 wt% of 48 μm, 25 wt% of 106 μm, and 50 wt% of 160 μm. The as-obtained WFF has good elasticity, good affinity, and strong comfortableness as well as free formaldehyde release.