Recycled HDPE/wood composite foams

Wood plastic composites (WPC) are a family of composite materials in which wood particles are mixed with a thermoplastic resin (polyethylene) to offer weight reduction, good thermal properties, acoustic insulation, cost reduction, as well as high stiffness and strength. Virgin thermoplastics are generally used in the WPC industry, but plastics are seen today as one of the main global solid waste. To reduce their environmental impact and the consumption of virgin plastics, recycled plastics are suitable to manufacture WPC at a lower cost.