Wood plastic composite

Like the name implies, Wood-plastic composites (WPCs) are composite materials made of wood fiber/wood flour and thermoplastic(s)(includes PEPPPVC etc.).

Wood Plastic Composites (WPCs) are produced by thoroughly mixing ground wood particles and heated thermoplastic resin. The most common method of production is to extrude the material into the desired shape, though injection molding is also used. WPCs may be produced from either virgin or recycled thermoplastics including HDPE, LDPE, PVC, PP, ABS, PS, and PLA. Polyethylene based WPCs are by far the most common. 

There are many applications for WPC, for example, parquet application inside households, decking and fencing application in garden and outside uses, spa and bath floor applications, furniture and sports good applications etc.

 

SEBS

Kraton Performance Polymers produces some high-performance SEBS materials which include G1643 and G1645. These materials feature excellent durability, great organoleptics, UV resistance, and exceptional processing stability. In addition to single material applications, these grades can be easily dry-blended or compounded with PP for impact modification, improved transparency, overmolded parts and much more.

Wewill in Shanghai

Four representatives from Wewill Inc. will be going to Exxonmobil’s Vistamaxx™ 3-day technical training in Shanghai, China later this month. 

Vistamaxx™ grades can be used to reduce impact whitening, strengthen products, lower processing temperatures, and allow for downgauging. We have started preparations for this training session and look forward to seeing how our partners benefit from the information we bring back.

 

PP+GF

High quality Polypropylene + glass fiber compounds are now listed on our website! Available in homopolymer, impact copolymer and recycled PP bases, these compound materials offer an increased impact strength, flexural modulus, and tensile strength. PP with glass fiber compounds have a lot of potential in applications that require lightweight yet durable products.



Exact Plastomer

Exact plastomers are ethylene alpha olefin copolymers that bridge the gap between elastomers and plastics, with rubber-like properties and the processability of plastic.These grades are well suited for polymer modification, Exact plastomers can enable property balance in PP-based TPO parts and can help manufacturers meet comfort and weight goals without sacrificing performance in EVA foam.

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