|Budget Amount *help
¥12,610,000 (Direct Cost: ¥9,700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,910,000)
Fiscal Year 2016: ¥2,080,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥480,000)
Fiscal Year 2015: ¥6,760,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,560,000)
Fiscal Year 2014: ¥3,770,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥870,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
A newly developed production method for wood flour was proposed for a wood-plastic composite (WPC) and its mechanical properties were investigated. This production process consists of step-wise wet milling using a disk mill, drying, and dry milling by a disk mill. The developed method makes it possible to easily produce fibrillated and uniformly-sized wood flour. The mechanical properties of polypropylene-based WPC were improved by the addition of the produced wood flour. These results suggest that WPC has the potential to be introduced into the field of automotive plastics.