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Title: Wood plastic composites: market drivers and opportunities in Europe

Ref Code: IP2/04
Authors: S Halliwell

Abstract1: Wood and polymer composites can achieve performance properties previously unavailable. Composites of wood and polyethylene, polypropylene, or PVC and plastic lumber are a hot topic in building products and industrial and consumer uses are emerging for wood composites, with heightened demand driven by their greater durability, lower maintenance, lighter weight, and lower cost. New compounding technologies enable thinner profiles for such uses as window profiles, and expand the use of composites beyond the thick profiles for decking.



Year Published: 2004

ISBN: 978-1-86081-673-4


Pages: 6


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