WPC - Wood Plastic Composite
The denomination “wood-plastic composites”, WPC, is usually used to designate materials or products made of one or more natural fibres or flours and a polymer or a mixture of polymers.
Natural fibres and flours come from different vegetable sources (e.g. wood, hemp, sisal, jute, kenaf, rice, coconut, flax, almond, bamboo, grass) and all kinds of polymers (virgin or recycled) can be used but currently the most common ones are polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE).
We also use technical polymers like styrene ethylene butylene styrene (SEBS), thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyester (PES) or biopolymers like polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) or polylactic acid (PLA).