Water sorption characteristics of two wood-plastic composites

@inproceedings{Wang2004WaterSC,
  title={Water sorption characteristics of two wood-plastic composites},
  author={Weihong Wang and Jeffrey J Morrell},
  year={2004}
}
While wood-plastic composites (WPC) were originally marketed as being naturally decay resistant because of the belief that the plastic encapsulated and thereby protected the wood particles from fungal attack, a number of field and laboratory reports have clearly shown that WPCs gradually absorb water and eventually decay (Mankowski and Morrell 2000, Morris and Cooper 1998, Schmidt 1993, Simonsen et al. 2001). Thedecay ratesofWPCs tend tobemuch slower than the woods from which they arecomposed… CONTINUE READING

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