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COMPARITIVE STUDY OF NFC WITH OTHERS
NO
properties
nfc
pvc/wpc foam board
plywood
mdf

1

Density(KG/CBM)

700 – 800

400 – 600

650 – 750

600 – 700

2

Raw Material

Natural fibers
and
thermoplastics

PVC and filler
materials

Medium/
softwood,
Urea/Phenol
Formaldehyde

Medium/
softwood,
Urea
Formaldehyde

3

Termite Proof

Not always

4

Water Proof

For sometime

5

Flame resistant

Not Known

6

Screw Holding

Above par

Below par

Above par

Below par

7

Conventional Tools

8

Overlay Laminate/Veneer

Not Always

9

outdoor and indoor applications

Both indoor and outdoor

Preferably indoor

Indoor

Only indoor

10

Shrinking and swelling

11

Weather and ageing resistant

12

eco freindly

NFC Boards with High Fibre Content

The following tests were carried out on the samples of Indowud NFC board by the National Test House, Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET) and Indian Plywood Industries Research & Training Institute (IPIRTI), Spectro Labs and SGS Labs.
TEST
UNIT
METHOD
RESULT
DENSITY
Kg/CBM
ASTM D792
800.349
WATER ABSORPTION AFTER 2 HRS
%
IS : 2380
0.02
WATER ABSORPTION AFTER 24 HRS
%
IS : 2380
0.12
THICKNESS SWELLING AFTER 2 HRS
%
IS : 2380
0.06
MODULUS OF RUPTURE – AVERAGE
N/mm²
IS : 2380
14.5
MODULUS OF RUPTURE – MINIMUM INDIVIDUAL
N/mm²
IS : 2380
14.4
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY – AVERAGE
N/mm²
IS : 2380
1327
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY – MINIMUM INDIVIDUAL
N/mm²
IS : 2380
1290
SCREW WITHDRAWAL – FACE
N
IS : 2380
2252
SCREW WITHDRAWAL – EDGE
N
IS : 2380
1409
TENSILE STRENGTH
MPa
ASTM D638
7.6
COMPRESSION STRENGTH
MPa
ASTM D695
40.2
ELONGATION @ BREAK
%
ASTM D638
2
CHARPY IMPACT STRENGTH
KJ/m²
ASTM D6110
6.25
HEAT DEFLECTION @ 0.45MPA
°C
ASTM D648
64.45
SOFTENING TEMPERATURE @ 1 KG
°C
ASTM D1525
72.5
VOC EMISSIONS
EPA : 5035A (by GCMS)
Mg/KG
Below detectable limit
TEST FOR TERMITE RESISTANCE
IS 4833
No sign of termite attack
TEST FOR FUNGAL RESISTANCE
IS 4873
No sign of fungal attack
TEST FOR BORER RESISTANCE
IS 4873
No sign of borer attack
SOUND ABSORBTION COEFFICIENT AS PER IS 10420:1982 AND TRANSMISSION LOSS AS PER ISO 10534-2:1998
FREQUENCY (Hz)
SOUND ABSORPTION CO-EFF
TRANSMISSION LOSS (dB/1.0)
125
0.02
26.19
250
0.03
22.53
500
0.04
32.85
1000
0.06
40.20
1500
0.06
44.50
2000
0.05
47.33
2500
0.05
45.61
3000
0.06
47.83
3500
0.08
46.6
4000
0.10
47.56
Sound Transmission Class (Average of Transmission Loss) : 40.12
TEST
METHOD
UNIT
RESULT
FLAMMABILITY
UL94
FLAME SPREAD INDEX
ASTM E84 : 2020
0 – 25
CLASS 1 OR A
6
CLASS 1 OR A
SMOKE DEVELOPED INDEX
ASTM E84 : 2020
450
100

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