american wood plastic composite deck

Reasons to Avoid Wood/Plastic Composite Decking and Profiles TradeTo look at and feel, a wood/plastic composite material is very similar to wood, helped by the fact that it contains up to 55% wood flour. Here at Kedel, we did consider stocking these wood-plastic composite planks and decking profiles, but a chance encounter at one of our exhibitions put us off the idea. A prospective customer questioned us about the performance of our recycled plastic decking at Greenbuild Expo, Manchester in 2012. He had 120 sq metres of wood plastic composite ...

Woodfiber-Plastic Composites in The United States-- History and ...processing operations. The window and door profile market is the second largest woodfiber-plastic composite application today. In the early 1990s. Strandex Corporation (Madison, Wisconsin) patented technology for extrusion of high wood ... Figure 1 is a list of some wood-plastic composite products currently available in North. America [7]. The decking, window and door profile, and automotive markets represent the majority of the wood-plastics manufactured in the United States. 1-2 ...

Comparing Composite Decking With Real Wood - Abodo Woodwood plastic composite decking (WPC) is making great headway into the exterior wood market, particularly in North America. Many comparisons are made demonstrating the so called superior characteristics of this new product. Unfortunately wood plastic composites typically do not live up to the hype. And because the majority of the producers have only been in the market for less than 5 years, they simply do not have the history to do so. Significant problems with composite decking ...

FAPC-170 What is Wood Plastic Composite? ยป OSU Fact Sheetswood plastic composite is panel or lumber product made from recycled plastic and small wood particles or fibers. wood plastic ... wood plastic composites are widely used in the U.S. They are manufactured by mixing wood particles as fine as flour and recycled plastics. ... Additionally, as of December 2002, wood treated with arsenic-based compounds has been banned when there is a direct contact with humans such as decking material, playground equipment or picnic tables.

Wood plastic composite a brief history | Huy Doan Dac | Pulse ...7 Nov 2016 ... Growth in WPC market is truly impressive, from about 50,000 tons in 1995 to 600,000 tons in 2003, and reaches 1.3 million tons in 2015 for only US market. It takes 48% world market share, follow by China and Europe with respectively 33% and 9%. The building applications (especially decking and railing) is still the largest market of WPC, following by automotive interior and furniture. Growing demand for wood plastic composite as a low cost and environmentally ...

Life cycle assessment of ACQ-treated lumber with ... - VHN13 Dec 2010 ... american wood Protection Association (AWPA 2010a) specifies ACQ- treated lumber as appropriate for use in sawn wood product appli- cations including above-ground, interior construction (dry and damp), above-ground, exterior construction, and ground contact. ACQ is one of the preservatives used to improve the service life of decking prod- ucts susceptible to decay by insect and microbial attack. An alternative to treated lumber decking is wood plastic composites ...