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FORSCHUNGSFORUM 2/2007
Wood Plastic Composites
Future-Proof Materials From Wood Composites - Projects Within The "Factory of Tomorrow" Subprogram

In recent years, the market for natural fiber reinforced plastics has seen a very positive development with growth rates of 25 %. In addition to hemp and flax fibers, which are primarily used in the automotive industries, the use of wood fibers in industries that are exposed to extreme price pressure (e.g. the construction sector) becomes increasingly attractive. While the main markets for wood plastic composites (WPC) are in the U.S.A. and in Japan, experts expect enormous growth rates in Europe in the next years as well. Several research and development projects within the "Factory of Tomorrow" subprogram addressed the topic "Wood Plastic Composites".

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TOPIC
Market Potential for Novel Wood Composites

RESULTS
Wood Plastic Composites - New Technologies for the Manufacture of Composites with High Wood Content

PROJECT
Modification of Wood Chips for High Value Wood/Plastic Composites

PERSPECTIVES
Cooperative Projects and Future Research

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Wood Plastic Composites - WPC

future-proof materials from wood composites- projects within the "Factory of tomorrow" subprogram
Forschungsforum 2/2007 Herausgeber: bmvit
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