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Fulfilling a Dream of Moldable Wood
 It smells like wood, looks like wood, and has the same mechanical and chemical properties as wood.
Article Published: 6/1/2010
A Quiet Revolution In Materials Characterization
In December, about a dozen representatives of European chemical companies gathered in Aachen, Germany, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a quiet revolution in plastics.
Article Published: 2/1/2009
Organic Biocide for Long-Lasting WPC Composites
WEB EXCLUSIVE A new organic biocide is said to significantly increase the lifespan of wood plastic composites (WPCs), by ‘dramatically’ reducing the adverse effects of mold or microorganisms that cause discoloration.
Article Published: 12/17/2008
Injection Molding Wood-Plastic Composites
Injection molders are just becoming acquainted with this new class of molding materials. It pays to learn some basic processing guidelines before jumping in.
Article Published: 12/1/2007
Novel Vacuum Calibrators Raise Sheet Output and Quality
Flat vacuum-calibrator plates, typically used to extrude hollow profile sheet, are showing up in new forms and new uses.
Article Published: 9/1/2006
Molding Conference Highlights Wood Fibers, Spinning Mold Cores, and Modular Automation
Processing guidelines for molders interested in exploring the burgeoning field of wood-plastic composites was one hot topic at the Molding 2006 International Conference and Exhibition, held recently in Las Vegas by Executive Conference Management.
Article Published: 5/1/2006
Wood-Plastic Composites: Weathering Quality Issues
Exterior wood-fiber composites like decks and rails haven't lived up to some of the early claims of long, maintenance-free life.
Article Published: 9/1/2005
K 2004 Wrap-Up on Additives: Problem-Solving Additives Tackle New and Old Challenges
The latest K show was rich in additives that can ease processing and end-use problems of thermoplastics and thermosets.
Article Published: 2/1/2005
Beyond Decking: Wood Composites Branch Out
Extruded decking still drives the embryonic wood-filled plastics market. But injection and compression molded wood composites are coming on strong, and extruded profiles are moving toward more complex millwork shapes.
Article Published: 8/1/2004
Wood-Filled Plastics: They Need the Right Additives for Strength, Good Looks, and Long Life
Wood-plastic composites, or WPCs, are already a 1.3-billion-lb market and are growing at 20% annually.
Article Published: 7/1/2004

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