Eco-efficient boards with agro-industrial wastes: Assessment of different adhesives

Eleonora Cintura, Paulina Faria, Marta Duarte, Lina Nunes

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Laboratory tests were carried out to evaluate the feasibility of producing boards or coating panels with good hygrothermal performance by using different agro-industrial wastes (grape and olive press wastes, hazelnut shells, spent coffee and pine) and adhesives (gypsum-based binder, sodium silicate solution and starch-based glue). Hygrothermal properties and resistance to mould growth, including the effect of citric acid, were evaluated. The results highlighted the benefits and drawbacks of each adhesive: the binder seems more adequate to produce bio-based plastering mortars than boards; the other adhesives seem efficient solutions to produce boards with good hygrothermal properties; for the natural glue the bio-susceptibility needs improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Article number132665
Number of pages15
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2023


  • Air lime
  • Bio-waste
  • Biological susceptibility
  • Citric acid
  • Hemihydrate gypsum
  • Hygroscopicity
  • Natural glue
  • Sodium Silicate
  • Starch
  • Thermal property


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