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Wood plastic materials have experienced three stages of development abroad, namely the first stage focusing on packaging pallets and automotive interior products; the second stage focusing on outdoor gardening products and indoor products; and the complete set of wooden houses and structural parts. The third stage of the Lord. At present, various types of wood plastic composite products have been widely used in the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea and other countries, and have formed a relatively standardized industry and market.
In North America, the research on wood plastic composite materials has been carried out for about 20 years. North America is also the fastest growing area in the world with the largest amount of wood plastic composite materials. It is mainly used for outdoor buildings with rough styles. Wood plastic products and their manufacturing technology are not yet refined. From 1990 to 2000, the growth rate of wood plastic materials in the U.S. market remained above 15-20%, especially in the past five years. There are currently about 50 wood plastic companies in the United States, which are characterized by their large scale and output generally above 10,000 tons. Some of the largest wood plastic composite companies, such as TREX, are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. TREX's output is 300,000 tons, and its annual turnover has exceeded 500 million US dollars. The United States has more than 50 institutions engaged in research in this area, forming a complete industry from product development, material collection, equipment manufacturing, mold development, finished product production to marketing. According to relevant statistics in 2005, the application of wood plastic products in the United States reached 2.5 billion US dollars. The Materials and Manufacturing Center of Ontario, Canada has insisted on co-hosting WPC conferences with the National Forest Laboratory of the United States and funding researchers and companies. After more than 10 years of hard work, a wood plastic composite material industry with more than 10 companies as the mainstay and an annual output of more than 50,000 tons has been formed in Canada.
There are not many wood plastic companies in Europe. Except for a few companies, wood plastic production and technical level are generally at the same position as domestic companies. The overall development and scale of the European wood plastic industry are not as good as those of North America, but in the production of window coverings, door panels, slats, furniture and other products, the application of wood plastic composite materials has been increasing, and the development trend tends to accelerate. However, European countries generally have strong equipment manufacturing capabilities, and their development potential cannot be underestimated. According to reports, the output of wood plastic composite materials in Germany in 2005 is expected to increase from 50 million tons in 2004 to 10,000 tons. According to the German company NovaInstitut, the size of the European wood plastic composite material market has doubled from 2002 to 2003, reaching 30,000 tons. According to the company's estimates, the output of wood plastic composite materials in Germany will reach 100,000 tons/year in the next few years. Generally speaking, Europeans have more delicate requirements for wood-plastic materials, and their demand for varieties and colors is higher than that in North America. Interior decoration and outdoor construction go hand in hand, but the application technology and commodity market are not very mature, and it should be said that there is a rapid growth. Space for development.
In Japan, due to geographical reasons and environmental awareness, the application of wood plastic materials is more common, and the product quality is also relatively good. In particular, the wood plastic composite material research institution represented by EIN WOOD Co., Ltd. has developed high-quality wood plastic composite materials after more than ten years of hard work. Its products have natural wood color and texture, and have been widely used in house construction and decoration. The wood plastic products produced by the company are currently one of the highest-quality products in the world, and represent the development direction and quality level of wood plastic composite materials instead of natural wood.
The above is some overview of foreign wood plastic industry, from which we can see that wood plastic materials are very popular in the world.