Development of Basalt Fiber Reinforced Wood-plastic Composite Materials

The relationship between properties of BF-WPC and the content of BF were studied, when wood-plastics composite (WPC) was reinforced by 12 mm and 3 mm short basalt fiber (SBF). The results showed that there may have some uneven distributions of SBF in WPC, when the content of 12 mm BF exceeded 30%.

The main activity of Global Basalt Engineering LLC is creation of effective productions on release of continuous basalt fiber (СBF) with technologies of the last generation and composites on the basis of СBF (Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites as BFRP).

Restricted to the uneven distribution and the quantity of “end weak’’, it formed the close comprehensive property of BF-WPC by the length of 12mm and 3mm BF. The comprehensive property of BF-WPC has a maximum range of 15%-30% of the content of 12 mm BF.

Compared to pure WPC, the tensile and bending strength of BF-WPC have improved. However, the reinforce effect of BF-WPC is different and is dependent on the index of each property. The BF-WPC plate can be developed with different properties and be a cost-effective material by choosing different length and content of BF.

Jinxiang Chen¹, Sujun Guan², Shunhua Zhang², Jingjing Zheng², Juan Xie¹, and Yun Lu³

¹International Institute for Urban Systems Engineering & School of Civil Engineering,
Southeast University, Nanjing, 210096, China

²Key Laboratory of Advanced Textile Materials and Manufacturing Technology of Ministry of
Education, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hang Zhou, 310018, China;

³Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School & Faculty of Engineering,
Chiba University, Chiba, 263-8522, Japan

Companies: Wood Plastic Composite

Countries: China, Japan

Terms: Composite materials

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