Sep 16, 2015 . In today's scenario, WPCs can be found everywhere from National Parks to your neighbor's backyard. . After more than 30 years of market development, in 2010 global wood-plastic composite production reached 1.5 million extruded tons, which would mean, with an average wood share of 50%, 750,000..
Wood plastic composites weather the recession and questions about their weatherability. . Because WPCs are used almost exclusively outdoors, exposed to sunlight, rain, and freeze/thaw cycles, they are a worst-case scenario for designers during development, especially in regard to product service life. WPCs are a..
Sep 5, 2013 . Generally, there are four main factors that make the use of natural fibres and wood in plastics attractive: (1) they enhance specific properties e.g. stiffness and thermal behaviour (2) they reduce the price of the material (3) they heavily improve the bio-based share and (4) they are better recyclable when
In many areas of the world building codes trump engineering, so heights are limited well below what is possible in timber. We also .. A, Anatomical structure of willow wood (Scale bar=100 µm); B, Cell wall structural organization; C, Cell wall polymer interactions in secondary cell wall of hardwood; D, Secondary cell wall..
Jan 15, 2015 . DALLAS, January 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Wood-Plastic Composites Market (Type, Applications) Forecasts to 2019 in New Research Report. . The scenario is different in Europe, as non-phthalates and certain high phthalates are dominant in Europe, which is mainly due to the stringent norms..
This study covers the history, current status and forecast scenario for four major products: wood-plastic composites (WPCs), plastic lumber, cellulosic plastics and natural fiber composites. Their four major applications are: building products, automotive, infrastructure and other consumer/industrial products. The building..
impacts of wood-plastic composites (WPCs) used in a variety of applications ranging from construction . are the most common worldwide (La Mantia and Morreale 2011; Eder and Carus. 2013). WPCs can be .. impacts than in both cradle-to-gate and cradle-to-grave scenarios (Bolin and Smith. 2011; Oneil et al. 2013)