Research Article

Lignocellulosic Composites Prepared Utilizing Aqueous Alkaline/Urea Solutions with Cold Temperatures

Table 3

Dimensional and weight changes of LC panels during processing.

Panel treatmentResidual panel volume (mm3)Residual wt. (g)Panel volume (%)Residual wt. (%)

Oven dry168008.34212

Original panel contained 2.5 g cotton, 3.75 g agave fiber, and 3.75 g OOW = 10 g total materials. Loss of materials is due to handling and water loss during drying. Residual Wt. (%) indicates the change in weight of the original LC material weight (72 g) during processing to the final weight (8.2 g).