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Structure and Properties of Wood-Polymer Composites (WPC)

Author(s): Alexander Askadskii, Andrey Askadskii, Tatyana Matseevich

Book Description

At present, the use of polymer composites filled with wood (WPC) is becoming increasingly popular. In particular, flooring of terraced premises, siding, decorative fences, fence systems, steps, universal profiles, among others are made from WPC. In 1977, the first enterprise for the production of WPC appeared in Sweden. The first experience was not very successful – the demand turned out to be low, and the wear of technological equipment was very high. Therefore, developments in this field were resumed only in the 1990s and continue to this day.

This book describes the basic physical and mechanical properties of modern WPC, such as tensile and compression strength, and hardness. Also, the influence of climatic factors on the performance properties of products from WPC is described, while the thermal and rheological properties of WPC materials are considered, which directly affect the consumer characteristics of the products.

The book contains theoretical developments related to the prediction of the mechanical and thermal properties of polymers and composites. The Van der Waals volume and the energy of the intermolecular interaction are estimated. This book will be of interest to representatives of the WPC market, designers, and architects, as well as technology engineers, students and post-graduate students of higher educational institutions in the fields of chemistry and physics of composite polymer materials.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2796-6
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2796-4
Date of Publication: 01/05/2019
Pages / Size: 231 / A5
Price: £61.99


Andrey Askadskii graduated from the Moscow Institute of Transport Engineers in 1959 and the D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia in 1962. He is Head of the Laboratory of Polymeric Materials at the Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russia, and Professor at the National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Russia.

Tatyana Matseevich has worked in the department of Mathematics at the National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Russia, since 1997. She is the author of 90 publications, including one monograph.

Alexander Askadskii graduated from Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology of M.V. Lomonosov, Russia, in 2001. He currently works as a chief specialist on research activity at the Savewood company.

Pavel Moroz graduated from Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics in 2002 and Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, in 2007. He is a founder and the CEO of the Savewood company.

Elena Romanova graduated from Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia in 1990. She has held the position of the director of production of the Savewood company since 2010.