Green Dot's Terratek® WC wood-plastic composites now come in a smaller pellet size ideal for injection molding and sheet extrusion. The innovation allows for the use of wood-plastic composites in a wider range of plastics applications from toys to furniture and architecture to housewares. Better pellets make better parts. Green Dot, a bioscience social enterprise serving plastics manufacturers and style conscious consumers, is introducing new Terratek® WC wood-plastic composite
Exterior wood-fiber composites like decks and rails haven't lived up to some of the early claims of long, maintenance-free life. In fact, composite decks with high wood loadings can shrink, expand, stain, warp, split, and fade much like natural wood. They can also grow mold and sprout mushrooms, be eroded by water, and eaten by termites. Who knew? Not the wood-plastic composite (WPC) manufacturers because the materials were too new on the market. Outdoor applications for
Formula & tooling considerations for manufacturing with wood-plastic composite. Designing and manufacturing from a wood-plastic composite is a remarkably similar process to working with traditional plastics. There are some additional variables, though, that designers and manufacturers should be aware of when material is being selected for a product. For manufacturers, understanding the effects of different ratios and tooling configurations on the process will help ensure a smooth
Surface topography and quality have been assessed using the methods of optical and confocal microscopy and optical profilometry. The presented procedures and results of experiments demonstrate the technology of abrasive water jet as an appropriate tool for the rough machining of WPCs and similar composite materials. In addition, the application of this technology can effectively solve the problem of the melting of the polymer matrix and its subsequent sticking to the functional
5 Nov 2014 Abstract. wood plastic composites (WPCs) were reinforced by ultralong cellulose nanofibers (CNF), which were extracted from poplar flour. To solve the aggregate problem of CNF in nonpolar high density polyethylene (HDPE), a new method, which was corresponding to preblending the mixture of wood flour and HDPE powder in the CNF suspension with continuously stirring at 80°C for 2 h was used before the extrusion process. The capillary rheological tests
Most machinery capable of molding conventional plastics can also be used to mold wood-plastic composites. Colors can be embedded in the plastic itself, removing the need to paint finished products. This eliminates toxicity concerns that may otherwise come with toys designed for infants or pets. wood-plastic-composite-Firetruck. Luke's Toys are eco-friendly and made in America. They are intended for the 3+ age group, teach problem solving and eye-hand coordination. And they
3 May 2017 A look at the make-up, uses, and benefits of wood plastic composite, a material crafted from sawdust and plastic fiber. From a functional standpoint, wood plastic composite is moisture-resistant and rot-resistant, meaning that it will last aesthetically and integrally longer than normal wood. And WPC is more Additionally, WPC is less likely to split or break when screws are used near the end of the planks, which can be a common problem when using real wood.
From landfill to living room: Designing furniture with wood-plastic composites. What if you could make beautiful, long lasting furniture from materials that might otherwise be discarded in a landfill? When a top-tier furniture maker wanted to do just that, they turned to Green Dot. Green-Dot-Terratek-wood-plastic-composite. Our product development lab formulated a wood-plastic composite (WPC) using reclaimed wood fibers and recycled plastic that delivers uncompromising
wood-plastic composite particle size & wood species: The designer's choice. Compared to traditional plastics, much of the manufacturing process remains the same when working with wood-plastic composites. But product designers should be aware of two key variables when setting off in a more sustainable direction with these biocomposites. Particle size and wood species are two features of wood-plastic composite that designers are able to choose prior to production.
Manufacturing with a wood-plastic composite. What product designers and plastics manufacturers need to know about working with wood-plastic composites. The material selection process usually begins with a new idea for a product, or an idea for improving on an existing product. The owner of that idea then sits down with a product designer to talk about turning it into a reality. They may discuss necessary physical characteristics, the materials that could in theory meet those needs,
28 Apr 2016 With the growing popularity of composite decking, some problems were observed over the course of their usage. It was observed that the latest produced of composite decks were more plastic-looking than wood-looking. Some consumers complain that they were not scratch-proof and mould-resistant and that they faded very quickly. Others have observed that their decking got extremely hot in hot weather. Though these instances were not true to all the products all of