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Title: Wood Flour

Source: Functional Fillers for Plastics: Secund, updated and enlarged edition. Edited by Marino Xanthos. Copyright 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim ISBN: 978-3-527-32361-6; 2010

Author(s)Clemons, Craig M

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-2A

Abstract: The term ″wood flour″ is somewhat ambiguous. Reineke [1] states that the termwood flour ″is applied somewhat loosely to wood reduced to finely divided particles approximating those of cereal flours in size, appearance, and texture.″ Though its definition is imprecise, the term wood flour is in common use. Practically speaking, wood flour usually refers to wood particles that are small enough to pass through a screen with 850 μm openings (20 US standard mesh).

Keywords: Wood-plastic composites, polyethylene, wood flour, extrusion process, injection molding of plastics, thermoplastic composites, mechanical properties, fiber-reinforced plastics, cellulose fibers, composite materials, polypropylene, fillers, fibrous composites, polyvinyl chloride, wood anatomy, wood chemistry, density, moisture, thermal properties, elasticity, flexure, modulus of elasticity, wood utilization, wood-plastic materials, polymers, polymerization, durability, tensile strength

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 583 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/16/2011

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RITS Product ID: 36664
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Clemons, Craig M.
Materials Research Engineer
  

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