What is the right price for a composite? This is a question that many web users are looking for to understand why there can be prices on the market with even significant differences. The first aspect is derived from the profile section. The solid section profile costs more than the honeycomb profile.The reason is mostly related to the quantity of material, the greater the weight the higher the cost. For this reason, many manufacturers and importers create profiles with very thin folders proposing them for highly performing products. (if you want to learn more about this topic, I suggest you go to the section see BLOG "full or alveolar profile") An extremely important aspect that determines the price of the product is derived from its mixture: a mix of two main components: wood and polymer plastic. There are also additives which allow it to last over time. Due to its very nature, being a composite, it is possible to include different types of products within the formula. Think of the polymer part: it is normally used in whole or in part recycled polymer. When we talk about recycled or regenerated material we speak of "second raw material" or "second life": it is important to choose which product the polymer that will be used derives from. This can be selected from a production waste of freshly extruded material or, on the contrary, from agricultural plastic tarpaulins that have been exposed to sunlight and bad weather for years. This material therefore has decidedly different prices without however differing from the eye, but obviously the durability over time will be decidedly different. There are tools that can allow the verification of the polymeric material and its Melt Index. A quality-conscious producer will select and verify a very high quality material, while a price-oriented producer will select a poorer quality or a mix of these.
Published on 13 October 2020
Wood is the other of the 2 main components of the formulation. A bamboo certainly defines a product from China, but many other features are necessary to create a product of excellent quality. First of all, the grain (size of the product) should be very fine, a product with coarse grain has a low cost but will cause too high water and humidity absorption and therefore damage to the profile in the long term. The quality of the wood is also important, coniferous wood (soft wood) with the same granulometry size, has a greater absorption of moisture than broadleaf wood (hard wood) which also guarantees greater resistance of the final product. The costs naturally follow the characteristics ranging from the lowest, bamboo, to soft wood, to hard wood. Another important aspect is derived from the additives added in the formulation. These are as fundamental as the two volumetrically most important materials (wood and plastic) because they allow the cohesion of the chemical bonds between wood and plastic through the coupling agent, and the durability of the materials inserted inside as well as color stability through use. of antioxidant, anti UV and anti-mold agents. The market offers them of any quality and cost, and only some of the best agents can guarantee the durability of the finished product.
It is clear that only the use of high quality raw materials or secondary raw materials will be able to obtain a final product that guarantees excellent results, there is no product in the world that can be better than the products needed for its creation.