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. ArticlePublished: 12/17/2008
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. ArticlePublished: 5/1/2006
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.
Composite RR ties could finally be on their way to becoming the next big thing in plastic lumber. They are attracting interest from makers of marine pilings, another category of structural wood replacements.