What Are The Benefits Of Wood Plastic Composites?
Wood Polymer Composite or Wood plastic composite is a composite material made of thermoplastics and wood flour/ wood fiber. It contains additives, which are mostly invisible except for pigments and mineral fillers. Plastic or polymer is integrated with wood flour via optimal processing procedures.
Wood Plastic composite (WPC) is a relatively new technology in comparison with traditional lumber. It’s most common use is for deck floors but now is widely used for fencing, railing, claddings, doors and window construction etc.
Here are some of the benefits of wood polymer composite door frames India:
- Manufacturers stake the claim that this material is more environment-friendly and need less maintenance than substitutes like wood injected with preservatives or rot resistant species of wood.
- WPC will not be subject to corrosion. It is very resistant to decay, rot and attack by pests. However, it does absorb water because of the wood fibers in the material.
- It has high malleability and can be worked upon by traditional wood working tools.
- It is regarded as suitable material: It can be made from recyclable plastic and waste material of the wood industry. The disadvantage is that though it extends the usability of the raw materials, it has its own half life because the plastic used to make it is not recyclable. But they can be made into new plastic-wood composite, similar to concrete.
- WPC can also be fashioned into any shape. It can be fixed or bent to form curves and arches.
- WPC is also unique as it does not need to be painted. It comes in several natural colors, most common being earth tones and grey.
- WPC serves as material for a stainable/paintable entry door, which is a fine substitute for PVC entry doors for weathering all resultant rigors.
- Composite doors will not swell in wet weather and will not become creaky or stiff.
- Insulation of composite doors improves energy efficiency in the home.
- There is wide selection of composite doors to suit the needs of any home.
These are some benefits of wood polymer composite doors.