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%.
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
Terms: Composite materials