Wood Plastics Composites Workshop (Wood Plastics Compos)

Venue: Omni Royal Orleans

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 03, 2005 End Date/Time: Apr 03, 2005
Registration Date: Apr 01, 2005
Early Registration Date: Nov 01, 2004
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Description

The workshop will cover the materials, processing and markets for woodfibre/plastic composites (WPC's). Included in the discussion of materials are the plastics used, the fillers, and the additives. The processing discussion covers single-screw and twin-screw extrusion, and injection molding. The market discussion includes the construction industry with examples of decking, fencing and siding.



Outline of workshop by topics:

introduction and concepts
wood fiber - type, size, drying, other cellulosic fibres
plastic - PE, PVC, PP, future
markets - construction
decking
fencing
siding
other
processing - extrusion
twin-screw
single-screw
concentrate
profile
processing - injection molding
additives
compatibilizers
UV stabilizers
Fungicides
Foaming agents
Lubricants
Thermal stabilizers
testing
building code approval - U.S. and Canada
future markets
future materials - 2nd generation WPC's

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