Experimental investigation on the thermal insulation properties of eic-cellulose

Wuryanti Sri, Poertadji Suhardjo, Bambang Soegijono, Nasution Henry

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The material with low thermal conductivity means it has a high insulating capability for reducing heat transfer. One of materials for insulation is cellulose. This study presents a insulation material of cellulose made from reeds imperata cylindrical type with the extraction process. The extraction of cellulose fibers to form a sheet by adding 3.5% Na-CMC (Sodium Cellulose Carboksil Metyl). The process of forming the sheet uses blender for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes. Furthermore, each mixture are put into the oven with temperature of 40°C for 36 hours. There are three parameters will be investigated, i.e. thermal conductivity, density and thermal capacity. The results showed that the lowest and the highest of thermal conductivities were 0.22 W/m K and a maximum 0.36 W/m K, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanical and Materials Engineering
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783038351092
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


  • Cellulose
  • Isolation
  • Na-CMC
  • Reed


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