The denomination “wood-plastic composites,” WPC, is usually used to designate materials or products made of one or more natural fibers or flours and a polymer or a mixture of polymers. Polymers are reinforced by incorporating the wood powder and fibers discharged from mills and factories as agricultural residues. As a result of their high cellulose content, wood plastic composites can be treated in a similar fashion as wood, but they are also moisture –and rot – resistant. Because of the high cellulose contact from the wood, WPC assumes many of
the same characteristics of wood and can be subjected to the same processes, including planning, drilling, and sanding. Nails , screws and other fasteners often achieve greater hold when used with WPC then with lumber, which results in WPC”s ability to use smaller fasteners to hold more. Additionally, WPC offers superior water resistance when compared to basic wood with minimal expansion. The lack of moisture present within WPC also results in resistance to decay. The ability of WPC to perform in high temperature environment is also better than that of wood.
Our mother earth is sheen and balance due to excessive deforestation leading us towards global warming and other natural calamities eventually affecting the human lives. It is high time that we take this responsibility to protect our forest and the environment we live in. All this for wood and its applications, when we can easily substitute it with more advance, technologically superior product that has the power to literally replace wood. Wood Polymer composite a promising and sustained green materials is being evolved as a fundamental products for India after begin well adopted by the world
Today the situation of our mother earth is alarming and it's a high time we should stop cutting trees when there is 100 % better & green substitute is available with more diverse application than the conventional wood boards. Thus we anticipate WPC to be the future products.
Screwing can be done well with WPC panels, similar to the other wood based panels available in the market like MDF, Plywood and Particle boards. Advantages of WPC panel are with its varied density range for different applications. Density range from 550 to 750 can be screwed very well for modular assemblies.
Nailing can be done well with WPC panels , similar to the other wood based panels available in the market like MDF, Plywood and particle boards. Advantage of WPC panel is with its varied density range for different applications. Higher density boards with more than 750 Kg/ cum density can be nailed.
Wood plastic composite boards can be cut and trim on any of the following panel processing machinery used for modular furniture making. Apart from regular panel processing machineries, WPC board can be chiseled with conventional carpentry tools like chisel, Planer, shaper hammer, hand drill and pliers.
WPVC is an important product composite made with poly vinyl chloride. PVC is the material which has good and positive tendency towards surface enhancement. Thus, WPVC boards and WPVC profile can be painted, colored, coated, varnished and laminated with different surface materials. There are different adhesives available for WPVC surface from different companies including pidilite Industries. High pressure laminates, Veneers and other decorative surface can be laminated by Fevicol SR Heatex , royal bond 9 type of adhesives. These adhesives can be used for manual pressing and cold pressing applications of boards and surface. For joining applications PVC solvent cements are also available and which can be used for rapid joining.
WPC Boards can be easily processed on spindle molder machine. The sliding panel saws and beam saws can only process straight lines and are meant for linear edges only. When the product design demands curvilinear edges, a spindle molder need to be used. Normally after sizing, the square/ rectangular panels are put onto the routers and the required operation is carried out. For small level production, a traditional spindle molders or pin router is available whereas for large scale productions, CNC routers are required.
Routing is the process of engraving the WPC board's surface for various design purpose. This is a simple and low cost machine for smaller production and used by artisans specially. Routing done with computerized numerical programmed machine is called CNC routing. This is the advance and high throughput machine which can give precise design results with automatic spindle movements on the machine. This machine is available in standard size like 8 ft x 4 ft, 6ft x 3 ft, 2 ft x 2 ft and other working table sizes. This machine is fed with design programmed for doors, engraving and special designing in 2D & 3D formats.