Enhancement in environmental properties of PVC-wood composites by thermally treated wood and silanemodified ZnO nanoparticles

Eetta Saarimäki, Mika Paajanen, Hannu Minkkinen, A. Aguilar, M. Román-Aguirre, R. Benavides, J. Bocanegra, C. Tena, J. Martinez, F. Ferroni

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Abstract

Wood-plastic composites (WPC) typically include cellulose-based fine waste. WPC s are less susceptible to environmental effects compared to wood itself. However WPC s are not totally insensitive to environmental effects like UV and moisture. This study was made for PVC-wood composites concentrating on thermally treated wood-flour. Colour change, water absorption and mechanical properties were analysed. The results show that both mechanisms, water absorption and UV-degradation must be eliminated as effectively as possible. Thermally treated pine-wood flour inproved dimensional stability and decreased water absorption compared to normal wood flour mixed with PVC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstract
Subtitle of host publicationEuro Intelligent Materials 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventEuro Intelligent Materials 2013 - Kiel, Germany
Duration: 25 Sep 201327 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceEuro Intelligent Materials 2013
CountryGermany
CityKiel
Period25/09/1327/09/13

Keywords

  • WPC
  • wood-plastic composite
  • nanoparticle
  • thermal treatment
  • moisture
  • discoloration
  • zinc oxide
  • ZnO
  • UV
  • stabilization

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    Saarimäki, E., Paajanen, M., Minkkinen, H., Aguilar, A., Román-Aguirre, M., Benavides, R., Bocanegra, J., Tena, C., Martinez, J., & Ferroni, F. (2013). Enhancement in environmental properties of PVC-wood composites by thermally treated wood and silanemodified ZnO nanoparticles. In Abstract: Euro Intelligent Materials 2013