The aesthetic and low maintenance properties of wood-plastic composites are continuing to drive growth in wood replacement applications. Volumes are growing, both in North America where the market is well established, but now also in Europe where it is now starting to get a foothold. Jennifer Markarian reports for..
A new building material known as wood-plastic composites (WPCs) has emerged. WPCs are a combination of a thermoplastic matrix and a wood component, the former is usually recycled polyethylene or polypropylene, and the latter a wood processing residual, e.g. sawdust and wood shavings. The objective of this thesis..
Compounding of wood and natural fibre-plastic composites continues grow at a pace that significantly exceeds that of the general plastics industry- both in North America and now in Europe also. Jennifer Markarian reviews the international market for wood-plastic composites and discusses some of the issues for both..
Oct 27, 2010 . Title: materials for wood-polymer composites. Author: Clemons, Craig;. Date: 2008. Source: Wood-polymer composites. Cambridge, U.K. : Woodhead Publication, Ltd. ; Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2008: p. 1.1-1.22: ISBN: 9781845692728: 1845692721. Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
WPCs are composites made primarily from wood- or cellulose-based materials and plastic(s). The wood utilized is usually in particulate form, such as wood flour or very short wood fibers. Because of the thermal stability of wood, only thermoplastics that melt at temperatures equal to or below 200°C (392°F), which is the..
In pushing towards a Bioeconomy, a growing demand can be observed in composite materials made of plastics compounded with a significant share of wood particles, forming the so-called wood-plastic composites (WPC) (Partanen and Carus, 2016). The modifiable affinity of the molecular structure of the polymer matrix of..
Bioresour Technol. 2010 Apr;101(7):2525-8. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2009.11.040. Epub 2009 Dec 9. Wood plastic composites from agro-waste materials: Analysis of mechanical properties. Nourbakhsh A(1), Ashori A. Author information: (1)Department of Wood and Paper Science, Research Institute of Forests and..