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070096: Hybrid PVC/Wood-Flour Nanocomposites and Method of Manufacture

The Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) industry is moving towards using more petroleum-free components for WPC blends, while attempting to retain or improve performance of their products. Wood plastic composite products have strength and stiffness properties that are somewhere between plastic and wood, and do not offer mechanical performance similar ...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Laurent Matuana, Abu Omar Faruk
Keywords(s): Composites, Coupling Agent, Nanoclay, Organoclay, Polymers, Polyvinyl Chloride Category(s): Chemicals, Materials

050086: Wood Flour Filled Polyvinyl Chloride Composites and Their Foams

The Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) industry is moving towards using petroleum-free components for WPC blends, while attempting to retain or improve performance of their products. Wood plastic composite products have strength and stiffness properties that are somewhere between plastic and wood, and do not offer mechanical performance similar to th...

040100: Formaldehyde-Free Binding Systems for Wood-Based Composites

Formaldehyde is a widely used industrial chemical that is also a suspected carcinogen. Worker and end-user exposure to formaldehyde is heavily regulated by at the state and federal level by agencies including HUD, EPA, and NIOSH. Particleboard (PB) and medium-density fiberboard (MDF) are two composite wood products that are traditionally made ...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Laurent Matuana, Karana Carlborn
Keywords(s): Adhesives, Building Materials, Fiberboard, Formaldehyde, Particleboard, Urea-formaldehyde Category(s): Chemicals, Materials