Journal of Forestry Research

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 245–246 | Cite as

Study on plant fiber/plastic composites as the substrate of floorboard

  • Yang Wen-bin
  • Li Jian
  • Liu Yi-xing


Three kinds of composites (fiber/Polypropylene, fiber/Polyethelene, and fiber/Polystyrene) were made by using hot pressing process for substrate of floorboard and the properties of each kind of composites were tested. MORs of PP/wood fiber, PS/fiber, and PE/fiber composites with coupling agent added were raised by 18.4%, 37.1%, and 42%, respectively, compared to those without coupling agent. Among the three kinds of fiber/plastic composites, fiber/PP composite has best mechanical properties, and it can meet quality standard of eligible grade product and come up to the excellent grade products of China when the coupling agent is added. The performance of composite made of PE/fiber or PS/fiber can exceed qualified product grade only with coupling agent added.


Plant fiber Plastic Composites Floorboard 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fujian Agriculture and Forestry UniversityFuzhouP. R. China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Bio-based Material Science and Technology(Northeast Forestry University), Ministry of EducationHarbinChina

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