Exploring the: Wood & Natural Fiber Compounds Zone



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They've Been Working on the Railroad
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.
Article Published: 4/1/2004
Purified Cellulose Fibers Show Promise In Reinforced Thermoplastics
Purified cellulose fibers could be the next lightweight reinforcements for thermoplastics.
Article Published: 3/24/2004
NPE 2000 News Wrap-Up: Compounding
Compounding news at NPE included a wealth of new batch and continuous machines to mix in high loadings of wood flour, glass fiber, carbon black, and more exotic fillers.
Article Published: 3/23/2004
NPE 2000 News Wrap-Up: Extrusion
At this year’s NPE, new processes to put wood flour into plastic were virtually everywhere—several even start with undried flour.
Article Published: 3/23/2004
NPE Newsfinder: Compounding and Mixing
For the second straight NPE show, the focus in compounding is on twin-screw machines that deliver more speed and torque—thus more output—than ever before. No fewer than six suppliers of twin-screw compounders are showing such machines. There’s somet...
Article Published: 3/23/2004
NPE Newsfinder: Extrusion
NPE will show higher outputs of practically everything, as advances in grooved feeds, servo drives, screw torque, mixing screws, dies, and downstream cooling, cutting, and handling make everything run faster.
Article Published: 3/22/2004
Wood Tubes Close-Up
Hollow tubing with a high loading of wood fiber is one of the newest products—and one of the trickiest—in the booming business of wood-filled thermoplastic extrusion.
Article Published: 3/22/2004
Family Lumber Business Turns To Plastics
Five years ago, Quality Wood Treating in Prairie Du Chien, Wis., was a 30-year-old family lumber business and one of the largest wood pressure-treaters in the country.
Article Published: 3/1/2004
NPE News Wrap-Up: Compounding
For nano-, long-glass, and wood composites, exhibitors presented new systems with four screws, tandem twin-screws, and twin-plus-single-screw combinations
Article Published: 9/1/2003
Plastics a Carpenter Could Love
Jim Rock has tried to put sawdust into plastics off and on for 20 years, long before wood composites became fashionable.
Article Published: 8/1/2003

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