The Effect of Micron Sized Wood Fibers in Wood Plastic Composites

@inproceedings{Gallagher2013TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Micron Sized Wood Fibers in Wood Plastic Composites},
  author={Lance W. Gallagher and Armando Gabriel McDonald},
  year={2013}
}
The popularity and demand for wood plastic composites (WPC) has focused research on fiber properties associated with performance. In this study, maple wood fibers (WF) were ball milled and classified into discrete size fractions. Fiber analyses showed only three distinct WF size classes (80-100, 100-200 and <200 mesh). High density polyethylene (HDPE) based WPC were made from classified WF (10 to 50%). The effect of WF size, loading, and maleated polyethylene (MAPE) coupling agent on WPC… CONTINUE READING