Profiting from experience in the plastics industry
As a supplier for machine manufacturers in all types of industries, B&R has made a name for itself as a skilled and reliable partner with an eye on the future and a knack for thinking outside the box. These characteristics are especially important when manufacturers are looking to pursue developing trends and promote new technologies. Recently, the wood industry has seen a clear trend toward new materials such as WPCs (wood-plastic composites). The wider range of forming options and improved technical characteristics compared to traditional wood materials have contributed to double-digit growth in the WPC market over the past few years.
The production of WPCs involves processes that are unconventional for the wood industry. These processes, like injection molding and extrusion, are more typical of the plastics industry. With B&R's leading position in the plastics industry, manufacturers of wood processing machines can benefit from well-established processing solutions that can be applied to the production of WPCs.