Wood & Natural Fiber Compounds
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What You Should Know About Molding Wood-Plastic Composites
Originally targeted mainly for extrusion, new options for wood-plastic composites have been optimized to open doors for injection molding applications.
Additives: Multi-Purpose Modifiers Pump Up Properties of Virgin & Recycled Plastics
A new slate of compatibilizers, chain extenders, and process aids improve properties and processability of resin alloys and mixed post-consumer recycle.
PHA Plays Role as Multifunctional Additive in PVC
At Vinyltec 2015, Metabolix presented the latest data on its biobased PHA copolymer in a range of PVC applications.
Trex Enters Recycled LLDPE Compounds Market
This leading maker of wood-plastic decking has found a way to close the recycling loop.
Biomaterials Replace Most Plastic Parts In Concept Car
The Biofore Concept Car includes parts made of cellulose-reinforced PP and HDPE.
Weyerhaeuser & Ford Develop Cellulose-Fiber TP Composites for Automotive
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Forestry products producer Weyerhaeuser in Federal Way, Wash., has introduced a proprietary, patent-pending thermoplastic composite with cellulose-fiber reinforcement derived from wood.
Novel Materials Stretch Process Capabilities
The potential for new or unusual materials to broaden the application potential of standard plastics processes was explored in a number of papers at April’s SPE ANTEC conference in Orlando, Fla.
Wood-Plastics Composites Done Right
Mixing and extruding wood fiber in a plastic matrix is technically demanding. It requires careful attention to formulation, drying, and extrusion temperatures
Materials & Additives at NPE: Performance, Processability, And Sustainability
Bioplastics take center stage.
Nano-Cellulose Fibers: Renewable Reinforcements for Plastics
Nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) is a renewable reinforcing fiber material derived from wood or other biomass.