Effects of some sanding factors on the surface roughness of particleboard

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Nemli G., AKBULUT T., Zekovic E.

SILVA FENNICA, vol.41, no.2, pp.373-378, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.14214/sf.302
  • Journal Name: SILVA FENNICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.373-378
  • Keywords: particleboard, sanding, surface roughness, power, grit size, feeding speed, MEDIUM DENSITY FIBERBOARD, PARAMETERS
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Effects of the grit sizes of the sand belt, feeding speed and the feed power of the heads of the sander on the surface roughness of the particleboard panels were investigated. Two surface roughness parameters, average roughness (R-a) and mean peak-to-valley height (R-z), obtained from board surfaces were used in the analysis. Sanding factors were found to have a significant effect on the surface roughness of the particleboard. Better results were obtained with 40 m/min of feeding speed, 40-60-80-120 of grit sizes, and 67 kW of the feed power of the heads of the sander.