A new building material known as wood-plastic composites (WPCs) has emerged. . moisture sorption, fungal resistance and micromorphological features of . after processing, and by studying the composite microstructure by means of a new.
Wood-plastic composites, or WPCs, are already a 1.3-billion-lb market and .. One solution is to treat the wood fibers with a sizing stabilizer before compounding. .. WPC decking are driving manufacturers to consider antifungal biocides that.
Full-Text Paper (PDF): Durability of Wood-Plastic Composites. . WPC decks in Florida showed evidence of fungal fruiting. bodies on the surfaces within a few years after .. things happen to the composite, 1) the interface breaks. down due to.
Keywords: Durability, WPC, Wood Plastic Composite, Modified wood, ... The mass loss due to fungal decay was very low for all WPCs with CAP matrix.
Wood-plastic composites (WPCs) are composite materials made of wood fiber/wood flour and .. The wood particles are susceptible to fungal attack, though not as much so as solid wood, and the polymer component is vulnerable to UV.
Anti-fungal agent, Black mold, Wood polymer composite, Microbial . Wood plastic composite (WPC) products are for wood-like products for both interior and.
Wood-plastic composite (WPC) lumber has been marketed as a . in plastic encapsulation of wood, thereby preventing both moisture sorption and fungal decay.
Effects of nano-clay on weight loss of wood-plastic composites (WPC) by five fungi . Keywords: Wood-plastic composite (WPC), nano-clay, fungal degradation.
fungal attack, while two different 50150 wood-HDPE composites experienced . Kr,ywords: Wood-plastic composite, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), white rot.
Evidence for the presence of fungal decay and discoloration on WPC decking .. a composite material consisting primarily of a thermoplastic polymer matrix and.
evaluation of fungal decay in WPC. Dynamic mechanical analysis has been used exten- sively to characterize synthetic composite materials as well as wood.
Exterior Decay of Wood–Plastic Composite Boards: Characterization and Magnetic . The decay process was indicated by the presence of fungal fruiting bodies.
Keywords: wood-plastic composites, fungal durability, moisture resistance, . composite with either chemically modified wood (Ibach and Clemons 2002 and.
1 Oct 2010 . Research on antifungal compounds from the durable wood from French Guiana Amazonian forest trees highlights the correlation between the.
Wood–plastic composite (WPC) lumber has been marketed as a . in plastic encapsulation of wood, thereby preventing both moisture sorption and fungal decay.
15 Oct 2016 . The successful development of durable wood-plastic composite . weathering, thermohygric conditioning and fungal decay of WPCs was.
A novel wood plastic composite (WPC) prepared with wastes from wood and plastic . high performance in the fire tests, humidity and fungal attack resistance.
(2004), Pilarski and Matuana (2006) and Morris and Cooper (1998) found fungal growth on wood plastic composite in laboratory and field tests. They stated that.
The wood flour used in wood-plastic composites (WPCs) can biologically . performance of WPCs decrease when exposed to moisture and fungal decay.