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Title: Properties of wood-plastic composites (WPCs) reinforced with extracted and delignified wood flour

Author: Chen, Yao; Stark, Nicole M.; Tshabalala, Mandla A.; Gao, Jianmin; Fan, Yongming;

Date: 2014

Source: Holzforschung 2014; 8 p.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: The water sorption and mechanical properties of wood-plastic composites (WPCs) made of extracted and delignified wood flour (WF) has been investigated. WF was prepared by extraction with the solvent systems toluene/ethanol (TE), acetone/water (AW), and hot water (HW), and its delignification was conducted by means of sodium chlorite/acetic acid (AA) solution. A 2 4 full-factorial experimental design was employed to determine the effects of treatments and treatment combinations. WPCs were prepared with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and treated WF was prepared by means of extrusion followed by injection molding, and the water absorption characteristics and mechanical properties of the products were evaluated. WPCs produced with extracted WF had lower water absorption rates and better mechanical properties than those made of untreated WF. WPCs containing delignified WF had higher water absorption rates and improved mechanical performance compared with those made of untreated WF.

Keywords: delignification, diffusion, extractives, MOE, moisture performance, MOR, wood flour, wood-plastic composites (WPCs)

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Chen, Yao; Stark, Nicole M.; Tshabalala, Mandla A.; Gao, Jianmin; Fan, Yongming 2014. Properties of wood-plastic composites (WPCs) reinforced with extracted and delignified wood flour. Holzforschung 2014; 8 p.

 


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