europe in 2012) and the trend is increasing (eder and carus 2013). the current reliance on plastics, especially those derived from fossil sources, means that this demand is likely to continue increasing especially as developing economies continue to grow.
growth of plastic lumber and wood-plastic composites (a type of plastic composite produced with wood particles as filler), both in north america and in europe (). in 1995, approximately 50 thousand tonnes of them were consumed in both regions. in 2002, 600 thousand tonnes were .
growing demand for wood plastic composite as a low cost and environment-friendly substitute to plastic and steel components in construction applications is . others), by application (building construction products, automotive components, industrial consumer goods, others), by region (north america, europe, .
timber, in whole or in part, suggests a growing interest in the potential for building with wood at a scale not previously . much of europe's forests lie predominately in the northern latitudes or on the periphery of the mountainous regions of central and southern europe (fig. 7).
plastics in response to growing demand. dutch chemicals company royal dsm is expanding its high-performance plastics production in europe in response to strong customer demand. news 27 nov 2017 .
plastics production in china. german specialty chemicals company lanxess ag is building a new production plant for high-performance plastics in changzhou, china, in a bid to strengthen its presence in the fast growing chinese market. 8 days ago .
applications represent the largest market for wood- plastic composites in both europe and north. america. growth is most rapid, in both regions, in the decking segment. plastic composite decking currently accounts for 10 percent of the residential decking market in north america and 6 percent in. europe.
the company set up its european subsidiary in april 2016 in düsseldorf, germany, to supply to the european market, with particular focus on the automotive industry. it then opened its engineering plastics technical center in february and, in october, opened a new r d center in dormagen, germany.
the european tropical timber and timber products market is expected to continue to grow over the next few years in value and perhaps also in volume. the year . on the one hand, solid tropical timber has a smaller co2 footprint than its alternatives (for instance, steel, composites, aluminium or plastics).
plastic railway sleeper, the impending european ban on creosote and growing demand for alternatives to timber sleepers has led sicut to establish a uk manufacturing base. sicut anticipates that it will utilise over. 25,000 tonnes of recycled plastic waste per annum by 2018/19 and.
european market relatively small ca. 150.000 ton/a but growing. main materials: wood fibres, rice husk. (plant fibres, etc.) hdpe-plastics (as well as pp and pvc). applications: (see slides at the end). extruded composites (from biobased materials). conventional single and twin screw plastic extruder. multirotor conex® .
growth rate of the recycled-plastic lumber industry in recent years . of any standards for rpl, a number of small entrepreneurs created the plastic lumber industry in the united states by importing some extrusion technologies from europe.
wood has excellent antimicrobial properties. its porous structure and tannins are ideally suited to resist bugs, bacteria and fungi. the traditional butcher block made from genuine wood is superior to plastic or glass, inhibiting the growth of micro-organisms: the less lacquer used on a wooden surface, the stronger the effect.
woodfibreplastic composites wpcs are the largest and fastest growing segment of the recycled plastic lumber market. in the early 1990s, products were commercialized using mixtures of polyethylene and wood to manufacture deck boards and other wood replacement products. they were manufactured .
european legislation as well as a growing awareness in the building trade of its many practical advantages. recycled plastic is already widely used thought the construction industry and its used is expected .