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Main Title Composites from Recycled Wood and Plastics. Project Summary.
Author J. A. Youngquist ; G. E. Myers ; J. H. Muehl ; A. M. Krzysik ; C. M. Clemens
CORP Author Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI.; Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Year Published 1994
Stock Number PB2010-110377
Additional Subjects Recylced materials ; Waste recycling ; Pollution prevention ; Technology innovation ; Paper recycling ; Plastics recycling ; Composite materials ; Wood wastes ; Solid waste disposal ; Wood flour ; Polyethylene ; Waste processing ; Data bases ; Durable products ; Waste reduction ; Waste minimization
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2010-110377 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 22p
The ultimate goal of our research was to develop technology to convert recycled wood fiber and plastics into durable products that are recyclable and otherwise environmentally friendly. Two processing technologies were used to prepare woodplastic composites: air-laying and melt-blending. Research was conducted in (1) developing laboratory methods for converting waste wood, wastepaper, and waste plastics into forms suitable for processing into composites; (2) optimizing laboratory methods for making composite panels from the waste materials; (3) establishing a database on the effects of formulation and bonding agent on physical and mechanical properties of composites; (4) establishing the extent to which the composites can be recycled without unacceptable loss in properties; and (5) reaching out to industry to provide education, to develop applications, and to extend the database. Overall, the program demonstrated that both air-laid and melt-blended composites can be made from a variety of waste wood, wastepaper, and waste plastics. The composites exhibit a broad range of properties that should make them useful in a wide variety of commercial applications.