Recently, walking in public area such as parks, scenic spots and square, many boards that look like wood have been seen. They can be made into loungning benchings, landscaped flower boxes, or the floor under foot. In fact, they have a little-known name-wood plastic composite(WPC).
Many people are not familiar with the WPC, actually, it has been used in the Beijing Olympic statdium and Shanghai World Expo. And it has been widely applied in construction, gardens, furniture and other design industry. With the characteristics of water resistance and moisture resistance, strong wooden sense, anti-corrosion, anti-moth and excellent anti-aging performance, its life span is 15-20 years under the condition of ecposure to the weather without fading and forming.
Here are the features and applications of WPC floor:
Being regarded as the innovation of science and technoloy of the 21st century in the world, WPC floor is welcomed by a lot of scenic spots, and become the protagonist of the outdoor landscape platform because of the advantages of green environmental protection,fashion and beauty, water resistance, anti-corrosion, and easy installation.
1. Advantages of WPC floor
1). Physical performance：good strength, high hardness, no crack, free from live insects and mould, small water absor-ability, aging resistace, corrosion resistance, anti-static and ultraviolet radiation, insulation, heat insulation, flame retardaation, resistance the temperature from -40 ℃ to 70 ℃.
2).Environmental performance: ecological, green, renewable, 0 formaldehyde, 0 air and environmental pollution, 100% recycled and reused,and biodegradable.
3). The texture: natural appearance and texture of wood, good dimension stability, no wood cut, no cracks, deformation, no fading, various color.
4). Process-ability: secondary machinability, such as sawing, planning, bonding, fixing by nails or screws, quick and convenient installation. It can be processd into various facilities and product through routine operation.
Because the natural fibers such as wood fiber was wrapped by a layer of natural plastic, the water absorption rate of WPC floor is very low, it is suitable for the water bank landscape.
WPC floor is extruded in high pressure by plastic, wood flour and some additives, so physical properties determine that its features of high strength, good toughness, high hardness, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, anti-water and anti-moisture. At the same time the length and color can be customized according to the requirments of the customer. And in the later stage, compare to the preservative-treated timber, it is unnecessary to paint and maintain, which saves the labor cost and material resource.