Weyerhaeuser launches thermoplastic compositeWeyerhaeuser Company has launched a proprietary, patent-pending form of thermoplastic composite that uses sustainably sourced cellulose fibre as a reinforcement additive. Called THRIVE™ composites, the product will initially be used in household goods and automotive parts. In addition, THRIVE can be used in a variety of composite plastic applications, including office furniture, kitchenware, small and large consumer appliances, and other industrial goods.
THRIVE composites according to the company’s media release offer several advantages over materials reinforced with short glass fibres or natural fibres such as sisal, hemp and kenaf. The product is available in masterbatch form for custom compounders and ready-to-mold thermoplastic pellets for molders. More information on THRIVE composites is available at www.THRIVEcomposites.com.
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