Composite wood


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Composite wood

Man-made wood is produced using adhesives to bind together the strands, particles, fibers, or veneers of wood to form a composite product. This wood can be “green” when the wood fiber is provided by scrap or waste wood, when the adhesives are low or no VOC (volatile organic compound), and when the resulting product—often used for outdoor decks—eliminates the need for initial and periodic painting, staining, or waterproofing. The substitution of vegetable fibers from potentially sustainable sources, such as rye, wheat, and rice straw, for wood fibers can also result in a similar engineered green cellulosic product. Also known as engineered wood.
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5 million each to embark on exploratory phases, including research & development needed to use engineered wood products--primarily mass timber and composite wood technologies--in buildings 80 feet or higher.
Both salvaged and new timber is employed for the composite wood and metal roof truss structure and external cladding.
It features composite wood decking, fireplaces, a barbecue center, and built-in benches.
But after Mike Smith, a 37-year-old businessman and father of four, saw the composite wood deck he hired a contractor to build, his creative juices started to flow.
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Pandya uses an innovative process to manufacture composite wood products from recycled HDPE and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics, which it combines with sawdust from local sawmills.
Although primarily aimed at the architectural and new specifier market, the composite wood material - made from recovered hardwood fibre and recycled polypropylene - is proving popular with homeowners wishing to purchase robust, splinter free decking.
Smith further noted that when the California Air Resources Board voted in its two-phase regulations to reduce and eliminate formaldehyde from composite wood products earlier this year, Plyboo had already surpassed the CARB regulations' most stringent emission levels.
2) Hunter's Specialties Slate Witch has an all-weather slate surface laid in a weather-resistant, composite wood pot.
The company, which makes composite wood decking material, also reported a 34 percent increase in net sales.
Arclin, Mississauga, Ontario, a leading provider of bonding, surfacing and related products for today's engineered building, industrial materials and natural resources markets announced the addition of two new product lines of binders for wood panels designed to meet the most stringent emission requirements for composite wood panels.
Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical that is widely used to make resins for household items, such as composite wood products, paper product coatings, plastics, synthetic fibers, and textile finishes.