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Title: Chapter 6 Wood Thermoplastic Composites

Source: In: sustainable Development in the Forest Products Industry, Roger M. Rowell :: Fernando Caldeira :: Judith K. Rowell; ISBN 978-989-633-052-8; 2010

Author(s)Caulfield, Daniel F.; Clemons, Craig; Rowell, Roger M.

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-3A

Abstract: The wood industry can expand into new sustainable markets with the formation of a new class of composites with the marriage of the wood industry and the plastics industry. The wood component, usually a flour or fiber, is combined with a thermoplastic to form an extrudable, injectable or thermoformable composite that can be used in many non-structural applications

Keywords: Wood-plastic composites, thermoplastic composites, extrusion process, injection molding of plastics, composite materials, moisture, wood flour, fiber-reinforced plastics, fibrous composites, cellulose fibers, plant fibers, fibers, forest products industry, economic aspects, forest products, sustainable forestry, mechanical properties, weathering, thermal properties, marketing, market surveys, wood-plastic materials

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 679 kb(s)

Date posted: 02/07/2011

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RITS Product ID: 36676
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Clemons, Craig M.
Materials Research Engineer
  

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