Wood Plastic Composites (WPC) are relative new materials on the market. Made from wood fibre or flour and thermoplastics (all of which are recycled materials) and filler-additives, they offer an alternative to pure wooden applications, not only in areas with harsh climates. Originally the material was mainly processed by extruding, meanwhile injection moulding, co-injection moulding and pressing has been added to provide even more shapes beyond the profiles which were prevalent in the past.
WPCs are resistant to moisture, rotting, cracking and splitting. They are highly durable and require low maintenance. They are processed like plastic but behave like wood and can be manufactured out of scrap resources, hence are quite environment friendly. Fire resistance, originally a concern, is being constantly addressed and materials are tested and certified.
China’s WPC industry is growing 30 % annually and is expected to increase even further. In 2010 the industry was second largest after the USA. Hot issues in WPC technology are weight reduction of the products and enhancement of mechanical properties for structural uses. 75 % of China’s WPC production is exported to the US and Europe.
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On this page we provide you an overview for WPC materials in its various forms and colours and the multiple applications this exciting materials allow.
Some of the forms and colours in which WPC materials can be produced
Panels and Profiles
Indoor and Outdoor Applications
Floors and Doors
WPCs & LEDs – environmentally friendly technologies in combination
WPC & Rattan, materials most suitable for harsh climates