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Moldable pellet based on a combination of natural fibers and thermoplastic polymer

Adzima, L.J. (2001) Moldable pellet based on a combination of natural fibers and thermoplastic polymer. World Intellectual Property Organization Patent - WO/2001/083598.

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Abstract

A moldable material comprising a core of sized natural fibers (1), forming a continuous natural fiber strand sheathed in a sheath of thermoplastic (10), or optionally, may be chopped into pellets (14). Also disclosed are sized natural fiber products, natural fiber-containing products, and processes for making natural-fiber containing products and fiber-reinforced composite articles.