Wood Plastic Composite
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  • Release Date: 21 Mar 2022
  • wood plastic composite
  • zinc borate
  • X-ray microcomputed tomography
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This video is adapted from 10.3390/app12010208

The properties of wood plastic composites (WPCs) depend on their microstructure, particularly the level and geometry of wood reinforcement in the composite. Researchers hypothesize that impregnating a WPC with a radiocontrast agent will increase the contrast between wood and plastic, allowing better visualization of its microstructure and numerical analysis of the geometry of its wood reinforcement. A commercial WPC was scanned using X-ray micro-CT, impregnated with aqueous sodium iodide, and then rescanned. CT data from both scans were visualized, and they analyzed the geometry of wood reinforcement and levels of wood, plastic, zinc borate (ZB), and voids in the WPC.

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Feng, D.; Evans, P. Wood Plastic Composite. Encyclopedia. Available online: https://encyclopedia.pub/video/video_detail/226 (accessed on 22 February 2024).
Feng D, Evans P. Wood Plastic Composite. Encyclopedia. Available at: https://encyclopedia.pub/video/video_detail/226. Accessed February 22, 2024.
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Feng, Dengcheng and Philip Evans. "Wood Plastic Composite." Encyclopedia. Web. 21 March, 2022.