Special Issue "Wood Plastic Composites"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021).
Interests: wood plastic composites; composite theory; composite interface behavior; durability of composites; recycling and use of recycled raw materials
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Composites from wood or other lignocellulose materials and thermoplastics are established on the market for many different applications. The name “wood plastic or polymer composites” (WPC) comprises many different raw materials, production technologies and products. Products made of WPC are worldwide available in increasing amounts. The quality of the products/composites are very diverse. Some producer guarantee more than 20 years, but other products fail after less than one year. The reason for this is that WPCs are not fully understood yet. Many studies, focusing on several aspects of the behavior, have been published. Most of these studies show particular effects, neglecting other influences, which interact with the system.
This Special Issue aims to comprise the current knowledge of all topics involved in the understanding of WPCs as a bio-based thermoplastic composite. The topic starts with theoretical approaches regarding composite behavior, and includes the influence of raw materials and additives, processing, including pretreatments and post treatments, up to the understanding of long-term material behaviors in service. Very welcome are studies that investigates the variability of composites, e.g., wood source, fiber, particle size, etc.Prof. Dr. Andreas Krause
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fibers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Wood plastic composites
- Composite theory and interfaces
- Fiber/particle analysis
- Production methods
- Raw materials
- Recycling and reuse
- Degradation of WPC