Wood Plastic Composite Material: Environmental Friendly Material Which is Widely Used
WPC is made of waste plastics and wood powder (such as wood chips, bamboo powder, rice husks, straw stalks, etc.), mixed in a certain proportion and added with special additives. A new type of composite material is made by high temperature, extrusion, and molding. It has good performance, wide application, good for environmental protection, broad development prospects, and is worthy of vigorous research and promotion.
Wood-plastic materials used in the packaging industry are mainly pallets, packing boxes, containers, etc. Just take the tray as an example, for now. Pallet usage in North America reaches more than 200 million per year; Japan USES about 6 million pallets a year. It is predicted that the annual average usage of wooden pallets in our country in the next few years may breakthrough 20 million. Therefore, there is a great demand in the domestic market.
Wood-plastic materials with moisture resistance, mothproofing, and other characteristics, suitable for storage industry used shelf board, sleeper, beam, floor, etc. The application of WPC in China’s storage industry has just begun. But demand is growing fast.
The pavilion, seat, flowerpot, and trash can made of wood-plastic materials are waterproof, moistureproof, and anticorrosive. Long life and low price; Wood – plastic composite materials used in the production of houses, outdoor floors, sunshine rooms, docks, guardrails, and other products have begun in foreign countries.
In addition.The application of WPC composite materials to develop automotive interior, composite pipes, railway sleepers, cable protection pipes, manhole covers, and other products. It is also stepping into the application testing stage from the demonstration stage. It is believed that in the near future, the application field of wood-plastic products will be further expanded.