Composites comprising plant material from Parthenium spp. and plastic

Poo Chow (Inventor), Francis S Nakayama (Inventor), John Youngquist (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


This invention relates to novel composites comprising plastic and plant material derived from members of Parthenium spp. and, in particular, Parthenium argentatum (also known as guayule), Parthenium tomentosum or Parthenium incanum. The invention is also directed to composites that possess insect, fungal, and microbial resistance. Products made from composites of the instant invention are useful to make numerous items, particularly those used for construction such as lumber, plywood, particleboard, fiberboard, poles, railroad crossties, or the like.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number6787590
StatePublished - Sep 7 2004


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