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Feb 20, 2017 | Industry News

Wood-plastic Composite Reduces Weight of Stand-up Paddleboards’ Fin

Futures Fins has introduced a new environmentally friendly RWC Keel fin for stand-up paddleboards (SUP) created from biocomposites. The new fin is made from a wood-plastic composite manufactured by...

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Jun 13, 2016 | Industry News

UEF Study Shows Liquid by-products from Wood Find Use in Wood-plastic Composites

A novel method for adding liquid by-products separated from wood into WPCs prior to manufacturing was developed in a new study from UEF. The study also discovered that PTR-MS is a suitable method...

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Jan 11, 2016 | Industry News

Stora Enso Officially Opens Innovation Centre for Biomaterials in Stockholm

Stora Enso inaugurates innovation center as another important step for transformation into a renewable materials company. The center will boost innovation by identifying business opportunities in...

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Dec 25, 2015 | Industry News

Global Wood-plastic Composites Market to Reach USD 5.3% by 2019: TMR

A new Transparency Market Research ( TMR) report states that the global wood-plastic composites market stood at US$2.6 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach US$5.3 billion in 2019. It is expected...

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Nov 27, 2015 | Industry News

6th WPC & NFC Conf. to Highlight Latest Biocomposite Development Trends in Auto Industry

On 16–17 December 2015 one of the largest conferences on WPC and NFC worldwide will take place for the sixth time in Cologne, Germany. Leading suppliers of the automotive sector will present the...

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Jan 16, 2017 | Industry News

Stora Enso to Build Production Line for Plastics-replacing Biocomposite Granules

Stora Enso has invested EUR 12 Mn to build a new production line that will manufacture biocomposite granules, a sustainable alternative to plastics, in Sweden. This investment is part of Stora...

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May 26, 2016 | Industry News

Grand View Research Foresees Global Wood Plastic Composite Market to Increase by 2024

According to Grand View Research, wood plastic composite is expected to expand by 2024. Growing demand for wood plastic composite as a low cost and environment-friendly substitute to plastic is...

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Jan 4, 2016 | Industry News

Biobased Coffins, Flower Pots & Clarinets Win Wood & Natural Fiber Composite Award 2015

nova-Institute and Coperion announced the winners of the Wood and Natural Fiber Award 2015 from Finland and the Netherlands. First winner is ONORA BV (NL), 100% bio-based coffin with hemp fiber...

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Nov 30, 2015 | Industry News

nova-Institute Analyzes Current Trend of WPC and NFC in Consumer Goods

The latest edition of nova-Institute’s market study “Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) and Natural Fibre Composites (NFC)” reveals the most commonly used plastics are PP, PE and PVC, but also bio-based...

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Sep 14, 2015 | Industry News

Carlsberg Presented Bio-degradable & Bio-based Beer Bottle Prototype at Folkemødet 2015

At “Folkemødet 2015”, Carlsberg Foundation hosted a debate and revealed its plans to develop world’s first fully bio-degradable and bio-based beer bottle. Made from impulse-dried wood fibers, the...

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