Wood Uses - Wood Composites  

Composites combine two or more materials -- typically a reinforcing material with a resin -- to produce car parts, building materials, and other products. Approximately 3 billion pounds of composite products are manufactured annually, according to the Composites Fabricators Association.

Natural fibers, such as wood, are a small percentage of the market, but are predicted to expand tremendously for use in particleboard, medium-density fiberboard, etc.

RCA Documents

Agricultural Residues: A Promising Alternative to Virgin Wood Fiber

Other Documents

Use of Agricultural Fibers in the Manufacture of Composite Panels, Forest Products Society

Bast Fiber Applications for Composites, Fibre Alternatives/BioComposite Solutions

Kline & Co "Natural Fiber" Composites Market Forecast


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