the demand for wood plastic composites (wpc) is increasing , in germany the main areas for the application of wpc are in the automotive.

in automotive applications wpc materials have to compete with the talcum and glass-fibre -filled compounds currently in use, and compression-moulded nfcs; ,

figure 1: application fields of wpc in europe in 2017 (total production , in automotive, natural fibres composites have a clear focus on interior ,

wpc sandwich boards are used mainly in automotive, transportation and building applications but also furniture applications are being developed. new efficient ,

they find usage in a range of applications in a number of market sectors including , interiors and internal finishes, automotive, garden and outdoor products, ,

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an interview with leroy johnson, co-chair of the automotive application group for the wpc and senior director of emerging technologies, leggett & platt.

these materials offer huge replacement potential in plastics and composites beyond established application fields such as decking and automotive interior.

the range of topics that previously covered only wpc, will for the first time be , fencing, facades and interior flooring), furniture, automotive applications as well as , producers and inventors of innovative, new applications for wpc and nfc ,

the range of applications is also broadening: wpc is increasingly being used to , in the automotive industry, compression molding is the main ,