difficult to recycle again after use due to the many impurities in such a compound. It can berecycled easily in a new wood-plastic composite.Wood-plastic composite lumber is composed of wood from recovered saw dust (and other cellulose-based fiber fillers such as pulp fibers, peanuthulls, bamboo,straw,digestate, etc.) and
virgin or waste plastics including high-density polyethylene,PVC,PP, ABS, PS and PLA. The
powder or fibers are mixed to a dough-like consistency and then extruded or moulded to thedesired shape. Additives such as colorants, coupling agents, stabilizers, blowing agents,reinforcing agents, foaming agents, lubricants help tailor the end product to the target area of application. The material is formed into both solid and hollow profiles or into injection moulded parts and products. With the diversity of organic components used in wood/plastic composite processing, there is no single answer to reliably handling these potentially difficult materials. Insome applications standard thermoplastic injection moulding machines and tools can be utilized.Wood, resin, regrind, and most of the additives are combined and processed in a pelletizingextruder. The new material pellets are formed in mold and dried. Pre-distribution testing can helpdetermine the optimal combination of chemical agents, design, agitation and other flow aidstrategies for the specific material in use. Modern testing facilities are available to evaluatematerials and determine the optimal combination of equipment components to assure the highestlevel of accuracy and reliability. Computerized performance test reports document equipment performance.Another picture of NewTechbrand WPC.A major advantage over wood is the ability of the material to be molded to meet almost anydesired spatial conditions. It can also be bent and fixed to form strong arching curves. With up to70 percent cellulose content (although 50/50 is more common), wood-plastic composites behavelike wood and can be shaped using conventional woodworking tools. At the same time, they aremoisture-resistant and resistant to rot, although they are not as rigid as wood and may slightlydeform in extremely hot weather. The material is also sensitive to staining from a variety of agents by virtue of its porosity. A major selling point of these materials is their lack of need for paint as they are manufactured in a variety of colors, but are widely available in grays and earthtones.
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