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Main Title Lignocellulosic-Plastic Composites from Recycled Materials.
Author Youngquist, J. ; Myers, G. E. ; Harten, T. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/279;
Stock Number PB92-126861
Additional Subjects Lignocellulose ; Plastics ; Composite fabrication ; Recycled materials ; Waste management ; Processing ; Economic factors ; Test methods ; Paper industry ; Wood wastes ; Polyethylene ; Wood fibers ; Utilization ; Melt blending ; Nonwoven web
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-126861 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
Waste wood, waste paper, and waste plastics are major components of MSW and offer great opportunities as recycled ingredients in wood-fiber plastic composites. USEPA and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) are collaborating on a research project to investigate the processing, properties, and commercial potential of composites containing these recycled ingredients. Two processing technologies are being employed - melt blending and nonwoven web. Some past research studies are breifly reviewed to illustrate the behavior of wood fiber-polyolefin composites and results of initial testing under the EPA/FPL project are also presented.