chapter  12
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Reinforcing Fillers and Coupling Agents’ Effects for Performing Wood Polymer Composites

Wood polymer composites (WPC) have attracted a lot of researchers, mainly due to their low densities, low cost, high filling levels, renewable and none toxic organic fibers to the glass or carbon, biodegradability and above all their availability from renewable sources. They present considerable commercial interest due to these potential opportunities. WPCs are used in a variety of innovative applications, such as the automotive sector, construction products or packaging industries. The product has the esthetic appearance of wood and the processing capability of thermoplastics and its performance in mechanical properties.