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Main Title Composites from recycled wood and plastics /
Author Youngquist, J. A. ; Myers, G. E. ; Muehl, J. H. ; Krzysik, A. M. ; Clemons, C. M.
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Youngquist, John.
CORP Author Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA 600/R-95/003
Stock Number PB95-160008
Subjects Composite materials ; Recycled products
Additional Subjects Recycled 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
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NTIS  PB95-160008 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 112 pages ; 28 cm
The ultimate goal of this 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 wood-plastic 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.
Caption title. "January 1995." Microfiche.