Abstract: This study discusses the safe and economic potentials of waste paper/sludge in the production of ceiling material with the need for better and more-cost effective production of the material. It discusses the mixture of cement with paper sludge to produce a suitable ceiling material. A review of existing published material is presented to illustrate the various mixture used and their respecting applications. Tests were carried out on the produced material to ascertain the suitability of waste paper/sludge as a ceiling material, this includes, Water absorption, drying shrinkage, flexural strength, thermal conductivity, nail ability, durability, compressive strength, fire resistance etc. the result shows that, the physical and mechanized properties, of the produced material showed a significant improvement and advantage over the conventional asbestos ceiling. The main component of recycled materials is waste paper/sludge.
O.P. Folorunso and B.U. Anyata , 2007. Potential Uses of Waste Paper/Sludge as a Ceiling Material . Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 2: 584-586.