Wood flour and cellulosic fibers act as filler or reinforcement in plastics and lead to increased stiffness and strength as well as lower shrinkage and warpage. Moreover, their use leads to shortened cycle times. All this reportedly reduce production costs and the environmental footprint.
As a result, at the German Wood-Plastic Conference (Dec. 10-11; Cologne, Germany), nine experts from the U.S., Germany, China, Finland and Portugal will present their latest developments on WPC granulates. Most of the presented granulates are commercially available on the market and are used in several application fields such as furniture parts and consumer goods.