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Title: Wood plastic composites and plastic lumber

Ref Code: DG480
Authors: T N Reynolds

Abstract1: Wood plastic composite (WPC) is a term which refers to a composite containing wood in any form, combined with thermoplastics or thermoset plastics. Thermoplastics include polyethylene and polypropylene which are used in numerous non-structural applications, such as bottles and containers. Thermoset plastics are formed from resins such as polyester and epoxy. Solid recycled plastic lumber (RPL), which is usually made from waste plastics without any wood or fibre element, also competes in this non-structural role.



Year Published: 2004

ISBN: 978-1-86081-675-8


Pages: 4


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