A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Forming Challenges of Extruded Wood Plastic Composite Products in a Post-Production Process

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Publication Details
Authors: Toghyani Amir, Matthews Sami, Varis Juha
Publisher: Elsevier: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives License
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Procedia CIRP
Journal acronym: Procedia CIRP
Volume number: 93
Start page: 502
End page: 507
Number of pages: 6
ISSN: 2212-8271
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication


Wood Plastic Composites (WPC) have developed rapidly in recent years and
are experiencing fast market growth. Such products can include recycled
polymers and fibers as material ingredients. The majority of the
product shapes are currently limited to simple deck profiles. Expensive
injection molding is the most commonly used method of manufacturing for
more complex geometries. The forming pressure and the press cycle length
can be reduced in the press forming method with a simpler and less
expensive toolset. This article investigates the effect of key forming
parameters and related challenges in press forming of WPC sheets pressed
into circular shaped specimens. From the results, it can be determined
that the forming temperature and dwell time play a major role in forming

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