Next Article in Journal
Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Mechanical and Thermal Effects in TiNi SMA during Transformation-Induced Creep Phenomena
Previous Article in Journal
Modification of Pyrolytic Oil from Waste Tyres as a Promising Method for Light Fuel Production
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Materials 2019, 12(6), 881; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12060881

Thermal Properties of Wood-Plastic Composites with Different Compositions

1
School of Forestry and Landscape Architecture, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei 230036, China
2
College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, China
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 22 February 2019 / Revised: 12 March 2019 / Accepted: 13 March 2019 / Published: 15 March 2019
Full-Text   |   PDF [2228 KB, uploaded 15 March 2019]   |  

Abstract

The thermal performance of wood–plastic composites (WPCs) with different fiber, different fiber contents, and different lubricants were investigated in this paper. The results show that the thermal degradation temperature, melting temperature, crystallization temperature, crystallinity, and viscosity of WPCs with wood fiber were slightly higher than those of WPCs with floor sanding powder and rice husk. As the wood fiber content increased, the melting temperature and crystallinity of WPCs decreased while the crystallization temperature, viscosity, and pseudoplasticity increased. When the wood fiber content was increased to 60%, the dimensional stability of WPCs tended to be constant, and a higher wood fiber content was not conducive for processing of WPCs. WPCs had a small coefficient of linear thermal expansion at low temperature and demonstrated a good dimensional stability. The presence of lubricant reduced the viscosity and increased the pseudoplasticity of the WPCs, which is advantageous for the dimensional stability of WPCs at low temperature while making it worse for high temperatures. View Full-Text
Keywords: composites; WPC; wood fiber; rice husk; recycled HDPE; thermal properties composites; WPC; wood fiber; rice husk; recycled HDPE; thermal properties
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Guo, Y.; Zhu, S.; Chen, Y.; Li, D. Thermal Properties of Wood-Plastic Composites with Different Compositions. Materials 2019, 12, 881.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Materials EISSN 1996-1944 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top