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Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
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How does it apply?

Saltcedar and Juniper as Fillers in Wood'Plastic Composites

FPL As the environmental and ecological problems related to the incursion of invasive species into native ecosystems have become more prevalent, the economic concerns about removing the invasives have become more pressing. One method to help offset the sizable harvesting and natural-rangeland restoration costs is to develop FPL value-added biocomposite products that use these invasive species. FPL has investigated using two especially problematic invasive species, salt cedar (Tamarisk ramosissima) and Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma), for use as fillers in biofiber-polymer composites.