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Biomaterials Replace Most Plastic Parts In Concept Car
The Biofore Concept Car includes parts made of cellulose-reinforced PP and HDPE.
Article Published: 3/24/2014
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.
Article Published: 12/4/2012
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.
Article Published: 9/28/2012
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
Article Published: 4/26/2012
Materials & Additives at NPE: Performance, Processability, And Sustainability
Bioplastics take center stage.
Article Published: 2/23/2012
Nano-Cellulose Fibers: Renewable Reinforcements for Plastics
Nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) is a renewable reinforcing fiber material derived from wood or other biomass.
Article Published: 1/27/2012
New WPC Materials Producer Up and Running
Some 18 months in the making, Polymera Inc. last month announced that its 160,000 ft² production plant is officially open for business, with annual capacity for 60 million lb of wood/plastics composite (WPC) compounds.
Article Published: 1/27/2012
Familiar Faces in WPC Launch
Profile extrusion veterans form new wood-plastics concern.
Article Published: 1/28/2011
Entrepreneur Puts Mixed-Polymer Recycling On Track to Success
Polywood Inc. in Edison, N.J., uses mixed recycled plastics to make fiber-reinforced structural profiles for railroad ties, I-beams, and decks.
Article Published: 6/7/2010
They Hit the Market Running
Three years ago, when Martin Grohman and Michael Hurkes started Correct Building Products in Biddeford, Me., it wasn’t so much a start-up as a rocket launch.
Article Published: 6/1/2010

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