Durable Wood Composites for Naval Low-Rise Buildings
WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN WOOD MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING LAB
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SIDING AND TRIM COMPONENTS Task S1 - Evaluate the durability perceptions, WPC substitution potential, and reasons for adopting purchasing carrying new building materials from key members of the value chain building material wholesalers and retailers. Task S2 - Examine the value propositions for specific residential siding and siding accessories and OSB products from the perspective of the manufacturer and key channel members. Task S3 - Evaluation of interactions between coupling agent, wood fiber and polymer matrix with solid state NMR. Task S4 - Development of finishes for woodplastic composites. Task S5 - Siding and trim components with improved weathering performance. INTEGRATED SILL PLATE RIM BOARD ELEMENTS Task C1 - Examine the commercial solutions currently available for resisting lateral loads in the light-frame construction and provide a market assessment of the competitive landscape for these solutions. Task C2 - Mechanisms to improve the durability of Oriented Strand Board OSB. Task C3 - Develop wood-plastic composite sill platerim board construction system.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies