Paper Title:
Accelerated Weathering of Modified Wood Flour Plastic Composites
  Abstract

The effect of accelerated weathering on the chemical and color of wood plastic composites (WPC) made from modified pine wood fiber (control, extractives free and holocellulose) was investigated. WPC were produced from the various wood fibers (60%, weight) and high density polyethylene (40%, weight) as matrix were subjected to accelerated weathering in xenon-arc weatherometer for up to 1200 hours. This study aimed at getting a better understanding of the chemical changes that occur to weathered WPC relative to its material compositions (wood and plastic). Chemical analyses and color measurement of the weathered surface using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, pyrolysis gas chromatograph mass spectrometry and colorimetery showed that degradation of WPC had occurred, causing color changes. It was observed that WPC made from holocellulose wood fiber had the lowest color change compared to extractives free wood and control wood fiber based WPC.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 29-30)
Edited by
Deliang Zhang, Kim Pickering, Brian Gabbitas, Peng Cao, Alan Langdon, Rob Torrens and Johan Verbeek
Pages
315-318
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.29-30.315
Citation
J.S. Fabiyi, A.G. McDonald, "Accelerated Weathering of Modified Wood Flour Plastic Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 29-30, pp. 315-318, 2007
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November 2007
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