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UDK: 624.011.1/.7
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Published: Građevinar 60 (2008) 10
Paper type: Subject review
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Composite materials based on wood and polymers

Vlatka Rajčić, Dean Čizmar

Abstract

New materials based on wood and polymers or woodplastics (Wood Plastic Composites - WPC), have been developed over the past several years. The woodplastics is defined as a composite material which contains wood (in any form) and thermoplastic or thermostable polymers. The authors present a historic overview of the use of woodplastics, its structure and production method, typical elements of these composite materials, their physical and mechanical properties, and advantages and shortcomings of this material.

Keywords
production method, wood, composite material, woodplastics, historic overview, structure

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Rajčić, V., Čizmar, D.: Composite materials based on wood and polymers, GRAĐEVINAR, 60 (2008) 10

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Rajčić, V., Čizmar, D. (2008). Composite materials based on wood and polymers, GRAĐEVINAR, 60 (10)
Authors:
Rajcic Vlatka WEB
Vlatka Rajčić
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering
cizmar mala WEB
Dean Čizmar
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering