Wood-plastic decking is a popular outdoor special decking in China in recent years. Due to its lower cost, maintenance, anti-corrosion, water-resistant, acid-resistant and insect-resistant than the original outdoor anti-corrosion wood decking, and simple installation, the usage is increasing. Because it is a new type of material, many customers use this product for the first time. The price of different wood-plastic products sometimes varies greatly, people do not know which material to choose, and according to the use of domestic wood-plastic products in recent years, the service life of WPC products of different quality ranges from a few months to 10 years, and the gap is very different. Here is the most intuitive and easiest way to tell you how to choose the wood-plastic decking correctly.
The wood plastic industry has also started more than 10 years, and the competition is becoming increasingly fierce. In order to make a business, many factories can only adopt low-cost sales. However, since the production costs of the manufacturers are roughly balanced, reducing the cost of raw materials has become their only way. The most important raw materials for wood-plastic materials from the cost analysis are wood powder and PE.
Wood flour: fine flour for good factories, coarse flour for poor factories
Particle size is the key to determining the price of wood flour. The finer the particle size of wood flour (that is, the larger the mesh number), the better the quality of wood-plastic products. However, the larger the mesh size, the higher the price (this is easy to understand, the finer the wood powder, the longer the grinding time is, and the slower the wood powder is sifted).
PE: Good factories use good materials, poor factories use imported materials
Manufacturers with good quality wood-plastic products generally choose PE particles with good quality and stable quality; in recent years, the price of PE particles has been stable, which has little impact on the cost. Due to the low price of imported foreign garbage plastics, it has become the fastest choice for many factories to reduce costs. Although the imported foreign garbage plastic is cheap, its composition is not uniform, which directly causes the strength of the finished wood-plastic products to be greatly reduced (direct impact: easy to break), the safety performance is greatly reduced, and the weather resistance is poor (direct impact: short service life), wood-plastic products Poor powder coating leads to increased water absorption (direct effect: easy to crack). Although you can't see the raw materials, but the finished WPC decking, you can learn how to quickly distinguish the quality of WPC products by following the following steps carefully.
Check the side of the wood plastic decking:
Good-quality wood-plastic decking have smooth sides, glossy gloss, obvious oily feeling, and no small cracks.
Poor quality wood-plastic decking has rough sides, dull gloss, no oily feeling, and some cracks due to poor PE elongation.
Check the front of the wood plastic decking:
Good quality wood plastic decking has a smooth front, glossy gloss, fine wood powder particles and uniform size.
The poor-quality wood plastic decking has a rough front, dull gloss, large wood powder particles, different sizes and uneven distribution.
Check the WPC decking section:
Good quality wood-plastic decking has a firm texture, glossy gloss, and fine and evenly distributed wood powder particles.
The cut surface of the poor-quality wood-plastic decking has a loose texture, dull luster, large wood powder particles, different sizes, uneven distribution, and obvious wood fibers.