eco-Profil: WPC Direct Extrusion Line

eco-Profil, Belgium, is a privately owned company started by Eric Devos. Mr Devos, who is from the synthetic fibre extrusion business, began research in wood polymer composites in 2002. The company expanded into full production with a new 4,000 tonnes/year extrusion line that started up in September 2004. eco-Profil has since set up distribution to the DIY market in Belgium with Brico and Gamma, the two major Belgian building and supply chains, and a number of smaller distributors. eco-Profil is also expanding its territory into other countries in Western Europe. According to Mr Devos, France, Spain, UK, and Portugal are the fastest growing markets for wood-plastic composites in Europe. eco-Profil’s wood-plastic composite profiles are produced using ENTEK Extruders 53 mm twin screw co-rotating extruders capable of producing up to 500 kgs/hr. These Composite boards are made from recycled polyolefins (polyethylene, polypropylene), about 60% reclaimed wood fibre, a UV-inhibited pigment system, and selected process additives. The profiles are solid, have a brushed surface, and are available in two colours: Bahama Brown and Ash Grey. eco-Profil also developed a wood print embossed siding panel. The standard lengths for its decking board are 1.2 m, 2.4 m and 3.6 m and lengths of 4.8 m may also be requested.

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