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Effects of intrinsic characteristics of wood fibers and processes on the performance of wood/thermoplastic composite materials

Hassine Bouafif
Abstract : The potential of wood fibers from sawmill residues as reinforcing component for thermoplastic composites was investigated. Wood species (Thuja occidentalis L., Pinus banksiana lamb. and Picea mariana (Miller)), type (heartwood, sapwood, bark), load (25, 35 and 45 wt %) size (24, 42 and 64 mesh) and processing method (injection molding, extrusion, compression molding) were the main variables analyzed. An incomplete factorial experimental design was used to make composites. The Production of wood plastic composite samples was carried out in two steps: (i) a compounding stage and (ii) injection molding, molding thermo-compression and single-screw extrusion stage.
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Hassine Bouafif. Effects of intrinsic characteristics of wood fibers and processes on the performance of wood/thermoplastic composite materials. Sciences of the Universe [physics]. AgroParisTech, 2009. English. ⟨NNT : 2009AGPT0086⟩. ⟨pastel-00005671⟩

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