Mechanical properties: wood lumber versus plastic lumber and ...Abstract. plastic lumber and thermoplastic composites are sold as alternatives to wood products. However, many t
Wood-Plastic Composite & Plastic Lumber - Market Size, Market ...US demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber is projected to advance 13.2 percent annually to $5.4 billion in 2015. Decking will remain the largest application and grow the fastest, followed by the molding and trim and window and door segments. wood-plastic composite lumber will outpace plastic types.This study analyzes the $2.9 billion US wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber industry. It presents historical demand data for 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for ...
Wood Plastic Composite (Plastic Lumber & Plastic Wood)15 Nov 2008 ... wood plastic composite (WPC), also called plastic lumber or plastic wood, are new materials made of PP, PE, PVC resins mixed with recycled plastic and natural.
Wood-Plastic Composite Lumber vs. Wood ... - Dovetail Partners28 Jul 2010 ... materials. In this paper we examine the performance of wood-plastic composite (WPC) decking and its environmental properties. We also highlight a recently completed life cycle analysis. (LCA) and comparison of WPC decking and western red cedar decking. The recent third-party. LCA study considered a number of environmental performance measures. Background. Early plastic lumber products lacked adequate structural stiffness, often resulting in sagging park.
Guide to Plastic Lumber - GreenBizLimit use of: o wood-plastic composites because of concerns about mixing biological and synthetic materials, including limited end-of-life recyclability. o fiberglass-reinforced or polystyrene-blended structural plastic lumber to demanding structural applications such as railroad ties and bridge supports, as a less toxic alternative to chemically treated wood. o products with multiple commingled recycled consumer plastics as they will have more contaminants and inconsistent properties.