wood & natural fibers. in the center's wood materials engineering lab, research projects are as varied as designing wood plastic composites for use in construction and converting forest residuals into alternative jet fuel. projects span fundamental and applied areas of wood materials and engineering. learn more.
4 jun 2015 . most recent research on wpc durability focuses on studies to better understand the mechanisms contributing to various degradation issues as well as methods to improve durability. most wpc products in the usa are utilized in building materials with few exceptions for residential and commercial building.
best features of wood and plastics. wood-plastics composites. (wpc) are a new group of materials that are generating interest in both the uk and overseas. the term 'wpc' covers an extremely wide range of composite materials using plastics ranging from polypropylene to pvc and binders/fillers ranging from wood flour to.
abstract this chapter reviews and discusses the performance and environmental impacts of wood-plastic composites (wpcs) used in a variety of applications ranging from construction and automotive sectors to consumer goods. performance is considered in terms of fitness for use, manufacturing methods, material compo-.
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