Wood compositeson the other hand are products manufactured from a combination of wood fibers and plasticsTheir various qualities (including durability and weather resistance) make them suitable for exterior building applications including decking railing systems window door profiles shingles sound barriers for roadways and
The earliest man made composite materials were st and mud combined to form bricks for building wood plastic composite (recycled wood fibre in
While these wood plastic composites (WPCs) have generally established a good track recordthey have not always lived up to owners expectations of a truly maintenance free productMany WPCs use a high percentage of recycled materials making them appealing to green building advocates.
Composites as High Performance Building Solutions Plastic composites as building materialsWood plastic composites are commonly used when it comes time to
Producers of plastic fiberglass compositessuch as Tony Nolo of American Composite Timbers in Spring Lake N.J thumb their noses at the use of wood fibers suggesting that they absorb water and
Composite decking is an improved lumber substitute made from equal parts of plastic and wood fibers that can resist moldstains and scratches as well as termites and rotOften these materials come from recycled sources like sawdust and plastic bags.