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Published: 2/23/2012

Materials & Additives at NPE: Performance, Processability, And Sustainability
Bioplastics take center stage.

Published: 1/27/2012

Nano-Cellulose Fibers: Renewable Reinforcements for Plastics
Nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) is a renewable reinforcing fiber material derived from wood or other biomass.

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.

Published: 1/28/2011

Familiar Faces in WPC Launch
Profile extrusion veterans form new wood-plastics concern.

Published: 6/7/2010

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.

Published: 6/1/2010

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.

Published: 6/1/2010

Fulfilling a Dream of Moldable Wood
 It smells like wood, looks like wood, and has the same mechanical and chemical properties as wood.

Published: 2/1/2009

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.

Published: 12/17/2008

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.

Published: 12/1/2007

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.