Canadian supplier tapping wood-plastic market in China
Mississauga, ON-based Futuresoft Technologies Inc. announced it has supplied equipment and consultative services in...
Mississauga, ON-based Futuresoft Technologies Inc. announced it has supplied equipment and consultative services in the establishment of six turnkey wood-plastic composite plants in China since 1999. The company made the announcement at the 7th International Conference on Woodfiber Plastic Composites, held recently in Madison, WI.
The plants, which have a total production capacity of 30,000 tons/year, primarily manufacture WPC pallets. China’s wood pallets have been banned from entering most western countries unless they are fumigated.
Futuresoft says it has helped local manufacturers in the development and commercialization of rice-hull plastic composite materials. Today, about half the plants supplied by Futuresoft use rice-hull to manufacture composite plastic products. The other half use wood fibre.
Futuresoft has worked with a Chinese machinery OEM to develop, design, manufacture and install integrated WPC systems. The systems include energy-efficient dryers, feeders, conveying systems, hot and cold mixers, twin-and single-screw extruders, dies and downstream equipment.