Advantages and disadvantages of plastic wood and preservative wood

Let’s talk about their technology first. Anti-corrosion wood is wood that has been artificially treated, and the treated wood has anti-corrosion and insect-proof properties. Wood-plastic, that is, wood-plastic composite material, is a new type of material made by mixing waste plant raw materials with chemical adhesives such as polyethylene and polypropylene, and is mostly used outdoors. Both products have their own advantages and disadvantages, and you can choose the appropriate material according to your actual situation. Then let’s introduce the difference between the two.

1. Application area

Anti-corrosion, the wood after anti-corrosion treatment has the characteristics of anti-corrosion, moisture-proof, mildew-proof, insect-proof, mildew-proof and waterproof. It can directly contact the soil and humid environment, and is often used in outdoor plank roads, landscapes, flower stands, guardrails, bridges, etc.

Plastic wood is mainly based on recycled waste plastics such as plastics as raw materials. By adding wood powder, rice husk, straw and other waste plant fibers, it is mixed into new wood materials, and then processed into boards by plastic processing technologies such as extrusion, molding, and injection molding. or profiles. Mainly used in building materials, furniture, logistics packaging and other industries.

2. Environmental protection

Wood is a natural material, and the anti-corrosion process is simply cutting. The pressurized vacuum infusion of preservatives is simpler and more environmentally friendly than the manufacturing process of wood-plastic materials.

3. Structural differences

In terms of construction, the use of plastic-wood materials will save materials compared with anti-corrosion wood, and the use of plastic-wood indoors is still less than that of anti-corrosion wood. Anti-corrosion wood has the functions of anti-corrosion, anti-termite, anti-fungus, anti-corrosion, and has the characteristics of good permeability of its own wood and low rate of chemical loss. At the same time, it can also suppress the moisture content of the treated wood, thereby reducing the problem of wood cracking. In addition, its natural wood color, texture and fresh wood smell are also irreplaceable by plastic wood.

4. The difference in cost performance.

Anti-corrosion wood is an imported material for anti-corrosion treatment, while plastic wood is a combination of plastic and wood chips. In contrast, anti-corrosion wood will be relatively expensive, but both are comparable in terms of anti-corrosion and insect protection. However, the load-bearing capacity of preservative wood is better than that of plastic wood, while plastic wood has better elasticity and toughness. Therefore, preservative wood is relatively flexible in some heavy building structures, such as bridges and load-bearing beams of sleeper houses, and plastic wood is also used in some shapes. Although there is not much difference in grade between the two materials, with the improvement of people’s living standards and the refinement of decoration taste, the demand for traditional solid wood materials has also increased significantly.

Post time: Nov-19-2022