A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Method for limiting waste in WPC post-production by means of press unit control parameters utilizing temperature related dimensional changes

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Publication Details
Authors: Matthews Sami, Toghyani Amir, Eskelinen Harri, Luostarinen Lauri, Kärki Timo, Varis Juha
Publisher: Dept of Wood Paper Science, College of Natural Resources
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Bioresources
Volume number: 12
Issue number: 3
Start page: 5118
End page: 5127
Number of pages: 10
eISSN: 1930-2126
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication


Wood plastic composites
are an interesting development in composite materials. They have gained wide
market interest recently because of their sustainable material sources and
beneficial material properties. Because thermosets or thermoplastics are
involved in the composites, the material is very temperature-dependent and
suspect to considerable dimensional changes at different temperatures. To minimize
waste generation and enable reheated material post-processing, the distortion
and displacement of the composite material has to be controlled precisely in
different temperature ranges. This article studies ways to control this
displacement and proposes a solution with an odometer and polynomial curve fit.

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