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%. 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.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
J. X. Chen et al., "Development of Basalt Fiber Reinforced Wood-Plastic Composite Materials", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 4043-4048, 2011