Composite materials based on wood and polymers
Other literature type
- Publisher: Croatian association of civil engineers
(issn: 0350-2465, eissn: 1333-9095)
wood; composite material; woodplastics; historic overview; structure; production method | drvo; kompozitni materijal; drvoplastika; povijesni pregled; struktura; način proizvodnje
New materials based on wood and polymers or woodplastics (Wood Plastic Composites - WPC), have been developed over the past several years. The woodplastics is defined as a composite material which contains wood (in any form) and thermoplastic or thermostable polymers. The authors present a historic overview of the use of woodplastics, its structure and production method, typical elements of these composite materials, their physical and mechanical properties, and advantages and shortcomings of this material.