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Opportunities for composites from recycled wastewood-based resources: A problem analysis and research planAuthor(s): Roger M. Rowell; Henry Spelter; Rodger A. Arola; Phil Davis; Tom Friberg; Richard W. Hemingway; Tim Rials; David Luneke; Ramani Narayan; John Simonsen; Don White
Source: Forest Products Journal 43(1):55-63
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThere are many opportunities to produce composites from recycled biobased fiber. The fiber can be used alone to make low-cost and high-performance composites, combined with inorganic materials, or combined with other recycled materials, such as plastics, to produce mixtures, compatibilized blends, and alloys. This report describes the resources available: problems associated with collecting, sorting, cleaning, breakdown, classtfication, and blending of the recycled resources: and process considerations for forming various types of composites. We propose a framework for research to utilize biobased resources in the waste stream through the development of technologies that will produce composite products and commodities. Research in these areas can result in new lines of products that are cost effective, designed to meet end-use requirements, and environmentally compatible.
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CitationRowell, Roger M.; Spelter, Henry; Arola, Rodger A.; Davis, Phil; Friberg, Tom; Hemingway, Richard W.; Rials, Tim; Luneke, David; Narayan, Ramani; Simonsen, John; White, Don. 1993. Opportunities for composites from recycled wastewood-based resources: A problem analysis and research plan. Forest Products Journal 43(1):55-63
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