Improved mechanical properties with wood fiber reinforced polymer composite technology

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Abstract

The overall objective of this research is to develop high-performance wood polymer composites (WPCs) and novel wood-WPC hybrid materials for joinery products.These WPCs and hybrids represent new, innovative and eco-efficient biocomposites for targeted product profiles with improved mechanical performance.The composites were prepared by blending hardwood (birch) or softwood (a mixture of pine and spruce) chips with polypropylene matrix.The percentage of the wood material in the blends was 60%.Coupling agents (maleated polypropylene) and other additives were added in the blends in small quantities.Some material combinations were also treated with additives, such as UV pigments and nanomers, in order to improve the UV- and abrasion resistance of the samples.An injection molding technique was used to make test samples from the different material combinations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Material Research at VTT
Subtitle of host publicationSymposium on Applied Materials
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages226-234
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6312-3
ISBN (Print)951-38-6311-5
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventInternal Symposium on Applied Materials - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 8 Jun 20068 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameVTT Symposium
PublisherVTT
Number244
ISSN (Print)0357-9387
ISSN (Electronic)1455-0873

Conference

ConferenceInternal Symposium on Applied Materials
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period8/06/068/06/06

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Wood
Mechanical properties
Fibers
Composite materials
Polymers
Polypropylenes
Softwoods
Hardwoods
Coupling agents
Hybrid materials
Injection molding
Pigments
Wear resistance

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Mali, J., Lampinen, J., Mahlberg, R., Mannila, J., & Ritschkoff, A-C. (2006). Improved mechanical properties with wood fiber reinforced polymer composite technology. In Applied Material Research at VTT: Symposium on Applied Materials (pp. 226-234). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 244
Mali, Jyrki ; Lampinen, Johanna ; Mahlberg, Riitta ; Mannila, Juha ; Ritschkoff, Anne-Christine. / Improved mechanical properties with wood fiber reinforced polymer composite technology. Applied Material Research at VTT: Symposium on Applied Materials. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2006. pp. 226-234 (VTT Symposium; No. 244).
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Mali, J, Lampinen, J, Mahlberg, R, Mannila, J & Ritschkoff, A-C 2006, Improved mechanical properties with wood fiber reinforced polymer composite technology. in Applied Material Research at VTT: Symposium on Applied Materials. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Symposium, no. 244, pp. 226-234, Internal Symposium on Applied Materials, Espoo, Finland, 8/06/06.

Improved mechanical properties with wood fiber reinforced polymer composite technology. / Mali, Jyrki; Lampinen, Johanna; Mahlberg, Riitta; Mannila, Juha; Ritschkoff, Anne-Christine.

Applied Material Research at VTT: Symposium on Applied Materials. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2006. p. 226-234 (VTT Symposium; No. 244).

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Mali J, Lampinen J, Mahlberg R, Mannila J, Ritschkoff A-C. Improved mechanical properties with wood fiber reinforced polymer composite technology. In Applied Material Research at VTT: Symposium on Applied Materials. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2006. p. 226-234. (VTT Symposium; No. 244).