distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Abstract. Wood plastic composites (WPC) is the recycling of wood flour and plastic into new products
The use of recycled and waste thermoplastics has been recently considered for producing wood plastic composites (WPCs). They have great potential for WPCs manufacturing according to results of some limited researches. This paper presents a detailed review about some essential properties of waste and recycled
Wood-plastic composites also reduce energy use, since they melt at lower temperatures than typical plastics. Perhaps most recognizable as decking materials, wood-plastic composites in fact display an incredibly wide range of potential applications. By adjusting the species, size and concentration of wood particles in the
The mechanical properties of the wood plastic composite (WPC) sheets obtained by this extrusion process are affected by the fiber direction of the wood in the T. Miki, M. Seki, H. Sugimoto, I. Shigematsu, K. KanayamaMechanical Properties of Wood Plastic Composites Prepared by Wood Flow Forming Using Low
id wood. WPC lumber will not warp, splinter or check. The use of wood a natural and renewable resource can re- duce the “carbon footprint” of plastics, because less fossil energy and material are required to make the final product. WPCs are also potentially recyclable, because re- covered material can be melted and.
A look at the make-up, uses, and benefits of wood plastic composite, a material crafted from sawdust and plastic fiber. as compared to regular wood. Additionally, WPC is less likely to split or break when screws are used near the end of the planks, which can be a common problem when using real wood.
Ongoing work at ASTM is focused on standards that will expand the use of wood and natural-fiber composites into more sophisticated construction applications. Work in Europe is also addressing issues of aging and weatherability, including the need for tests of water absorption, weight loss, weatherability, aging, color