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How to get good wood plastic composites or composite decking

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How to get good wood plastic composites or composite decking

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Wood plastic composite decking(WPC decking), is a kind of popular decking specially applied in outdoor in recent years, since WPC is a kind of new material, and the cost is lower than the anti-corrosive wood decking, the properties of maintenance-free, water-resistant,acid and corrosion resistant, insects resistant and easy to install, enable the increasing usage of WPC decking. However, the price in market is varying and also varying in quality, the service life of different quality will be vary from a few months to 10 years, resulting in customers do not know how to choose. Here Lani will tell you how to choose the good one by most intuitive and easiest way.

The competition in WPC industry is getting fiercely. In order to conclude the deal, many factories take low-cost marketing methods. In the production cost and labor costs substantially equilibrium conditions, lower raw material costs has become their only way. And the main raw material is wood powder and PE plastic:

Wood powder: Granularity is a key determinant to determine the price, finer the wood powder, the better quality. But the greater mesh wood powder, the higher price ( that is finer wood powder, need longer grinding time, slower to sieve the powder of course dear price ).
PE plastics : Regular and responsible manufacturers generally use good quality and stable PE plastic particles; the price of PE plastic particles is stable in recent years, so it's do little impact on decking cost. Some manufacturers pursuit the cheap price bindly to import foreign plastic garbage to reduce costs. But imported recycled plastic components uniform, which will cause the decline of physical properties of WPC decking, bring up water absorption, and poor weather resistance, which tends to lead to breakage, twist and other issues, will directly affect the product service life span. Though the raw material is invisible, Daisy here will teach you how to judge the quality by observation the products appearance.

Observe the groove side of WPC decking :
Good quality WPC decking groove side is smooth, with shiny gloss, a clear oily feeling, no any cracks ( see picture1) .

Poor quality one groove side is rough, with dark gloss, no oily feeling, some will emerge cracks due to the poor elongation of PE plastic( see the upper one in picture1 ) .


Picture1

Observe the obverse side:
Good quality WPC decking obverse side is smooth, with shiny gloss, the wood powder is fine and even ( See picture2 right one) .
Poor quality WPC decking obverse side is rough, with dark gloss, wood powder particles are rough and unevenly ( See picture 2 left one ) .


Picture 2

Observe the section :
Good quality WPC decking's section texture is tight, with shiny gloss, the wood powder is fine and even ( See picture3 ).
Poor quality WPC decking’s section texture is loose, with dim luster, wood powder particles are rough and unevenly and the wood fiber is apparent( See picture3) .


Picture 3

Tips:
You get what you pay for!
Please cherish the supplier who will not pursuit the low-cost blindly, because they are insisting the quality ! There are many cases of buying poor quality WPC decking, crack and twist within 6months after the installation, so do not bargain go too far. After all, it is concerning personnel safety ! ! !