- Ella Zhang
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Wood Plastic Composite(WPC),also called Plastic Lumber or Plastic Wood, are new materials made of HDPE mixed with recycled plastic and natural fibers.
Most of the raw materials of Wood Plastic Composite are recovered materials, which fully embody the concept of environmental protection and sustainable development.
Though WPC are made of PVC and Wood. WPC are much better than natural wood in some applications.Compared with natural wood, WPC have the following advantages:
1.Moisture and water proof
2.Much more durable
WPC are widely used in decking, railing, pavilion,bridge,tables and chairs, handrail, flower box,dustbin and pallet etc.
The prices of WPC are about or over 2 times as expensive as natural wood lumber. But the costs for WPC applications are lower than natural wood because of saving a lot of costs for long-term maintenance.
China have already started to produce and export WPC. A lot of Chinese construction companies start to use WPC instead of natural wood lumber. More and more people like to have their own coffe shop and restaurant. WPC plate start to become popular. Like starbucks.