WPC stands for “wood-plastic composite” which is a composite material that combines the qualities of timber with the advantages of plastics.

 

                  

This is a high quality, thermo-plastically processed mixture of wood fibres and plastic components. WPCs are usually produced from up to 80% wood fibres combined with plastics such as polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) together with additives, including bonding agents, anti-UV agents and colour pigments.

WPC products are widely used for outdoor decking. According to the German nova-Institute, sales of these products currently represent 6% of the patio decking market.

As an ecologically responsible alternative to tropical hardwoods, WPC is likely to become increasingly popular in future.