Additive für Natur- und Holzfaser-Verbundwerkstoffe

In den USA ist ein neuer Fachbericht mit dem Titel “ADDITIVES FOR NATURAL & WOOD FIBER COMPOSITES” erschienen, der sich erstmalig mit Additiven speziell für Natur- und Holzfaser-Verbundwerkstoffe beschäftigt. Grund sind die stark wachsenden Märkte für diese Produkte, die immer höheren Anforderungen an die Materialeigenschaften sowie die zunehmende Konkurrenzsituation unter der Produzenten. Der Bericht beschäftigt sich mit Haftvermittlern, UV-Schutz, antibakterieller Behandlung, Farben, Flammschutzmitteln und vielem mehr (s.u.).

Es folgt der unveränderte Werbetext der Unternehmensberatung Principia Partners:


Polymer composites produced from natural and wood fibers are growing at double-digit rates, and represent one of the major areas of growth for plastics additives today. The market for these composites is projected to nearly triple in size during the next decade, and will directly impact demand for plastics additives over the same period.

Use of plastics additives for natural fiber-based and wood composites is in the infancy stage. The composites will face increased competition, and performance enhancing additives will expand their market acceptance and share. The specific materials and amount of additives required to sufficiently stabilize and improve the performance of these natural composites are still under development and evaluation by the industry.

A number of plastics additive suppliers are beginning to serve this market segment with a range of products, including:

  • Antimicrobials/Biocides
  • Antioxidants
  • Blowing/foaming agents
  • Coupling agents
  • Crop fiber
  • Heat stabilizers
  • Impact modifiers
  • Flame retardants
  • Lubricants/Process aids
  • Pigments/Dyes (organic)
  • Surfactants
  • UV inhibitors
  • Wood fiber/flour

This report provides a current and future perspective on the market for additives in wood composites:

  • Up-to-date assessment of market for natural fiber and wood composites
  • Detailed analysis of formulation needs and changing technical requirements
  • Thorough review of additives available from leading suppliers


  • Learn the market opportunities for additives in wood composites
  • Develop insights regarding performance needs and opportunities for improvement
  • Understand emerging product needs for both in-process and in-use
  • Gain strategic insight into the future direction of the industry

Autor: Michael Karus (nova)
Endredaktion: Marion Kupfer (nova)
Quelle: Werbetext von Principia Partners vom 2001-11-13.


Werbetext von Principia Partners vom 2001-11-13.