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Composites comprising plant material from parthenium spp. and plastic
- Nakayama, F.S., Youngquist, J.A., Chow, P.
- United States Department of Agriculture patents 2004 no.US 6,787,590 B2
- patents, USDA, wood plastic composites, Parthenium argentatum, guayule, resins, plant fibers, plant residues, decay resistance, pest resistance, construction materials, new technology, United States
- This invention relates to novel composites comprising plastic and plant material derived from members of Parthenium spp. and, in particular, Parthenium argentatum (also known as guayule), Parthenium tomentosum or Parthenium incanum. The invention is also directed to composites that possess insect, fungal, and microbial resistance. Products made from composites of the instant invention are useful to make numerous items, particularly those used for construction such as lumber, plywood, particleboard, fiberboard, poles, railroad crossties, or the like.