Wood & Natural Fiber Compounds
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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.
Familiar Faces in WPC Launch
Profile extrusion veterans form new wood-plastics concern.
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.
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.
Fulfilling a Dream of Moldable Wood
It smells like wood, looks like wood, and has the same mechanical and chemical properties as wood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.