Recent Advances in the Processing of Wood-Plastic Composites

  • Jin Kuk Kim
  • Kaushik Pal

Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT., volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jin Kuk Kim, Kaushik Pal
    Pages 1-22
  3. Jin Kuk Kim, Kaushik Pal
    Pages 23-57
  4. Jin Kuk Kim, Kaushik Pal
    Pages 59-75
  5. Jin Kuk Kim, Kaushik Pal
    Pages 77-102
  6. Jin Kuk Kim, Kaushik Pal
    Pages 103-127
  7. Jin Kuk Kim, Kaushik Pal
    Pages 129-147
  8. Jin Kuk Kim, Kaushik Pal
    Pages 149-163
  9. Jin Kuk Kim, Kaushik Pal
    Pages 165-172
  10. Jin Kuk Kim, Kaushik Pal
    Pages 173-174
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 175-176

About this book

Introduction

Wood-plastic composite (WPC) is a non-recyclable composite material lumber or timber made of recycled plastic and wood wastes which has become one of the most dynamic sectors of the plastics industry in this decade. It is used in numerous applications, such as, outdoor deck floors, railings, fences, landscaping timbers, park benches, window and door frames. This book starts with a brief glimpse at the basic structures and properties of WPCs. Aspects such as surface treatment, machinery used and testing types of WPCs are also covered. The following chapters of the book give a view of foam technology, flame retardant properties and colour retardant properties of WPCs. The way morphology affects or controls the physical and mechanical behaviours of the finished materials is discussed. Finally, the authors give an overview of the applications of wood-plastic composites in daily life. The book may serve as a source book for scientists wishing to work in this field.

Keywords

Compatibilizers Foam Machinery material properties surface treament

Authors and affiliations

  • Jin Kuk Kim
    • 1
  • Kaushik Pal
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Nano & Advanced Materials, EngineeringGyeongsang National UniversityJinju, GyeongnamKorea, Republic of (South Korea)
  2. 2.School of Nano & Advanced Materials, EngineeringGyeongsang National UniversityJinju, GyeongnamKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14877-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14876-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14877-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1317
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-1212
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