Category Archives: Wood-plastic composite

IKEA Makes Major Commitment to Bioplastics

IKEA will only use plastics made from renewable or recycled sources by the year 2020. Per Stoltz, sustainability developer at IKEA, says the company will favor plastics made [..]

Construction, Consumer Goods, Design, Europe, Filler, Green, HDPE, Injection Molding, PLA, PVC, Wood-plastic composite ,

Can David Slay Goliath? OU Grads Take On The Bigs

A Kickstarter-funded project to develop a new type of 3D printer hopes to unseat competitive printers that use expensive plastic filament. The new printer—called David—is interesting because it [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Bioplastics, Composites, PLA, Polycarbonate, Wood-plastic composite ,

The MakerBot Crowd Will Love This News From Stratasys

One of my favorite companies on the technical conference circuit in the past two years has been an under-the-radar contract R&D startup near River Falls, Wisc. named Interfacial [..]

Additive manufacturing, Automotive, Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Foam molding, Green, Injection Molding, North America, Reinforcing Material, Wood-plastic composite ,

Evonik Develops Acrylic WPC for Injection Molding

The potential for molding with renewably sourced materials is intriguing while seemingly elusive. The conversation usually does not include a compound based 50% on wood waste materials because [..]

Acrylic, Europe, Green, Industrial, Injection Molding, Plastic Compounds, Wood-plastic composite , ,