Rice Husk Plastic Composite (Wood without tree)

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Window & door frames, profile panels, decking, fencing, flooring, park benches etc.


Salient Features


Wood like surface appearance, dimensionally stable, biologically durable, easily recyclable, carpenter friendly, replacement of natural wood, meets requirement of NBC 2005, Sec 3, Timber.


Technology Package


Technical know-how produced on lab scale, right to use patent. Product hand book/ data sheet. Guidelines of setting of testing lab for Q.C. and other intellectual knowledge base related to project




Process know-how includes: rice husk flour production line, compounding line and profile extrusion line. The cost of developed products is comparable with the teak wood and alike.


Scale of Development


Pilot plant scale development


Status of Commercialization




Raw Materials


Rice husk, thermoplastic resins and additives


Plant, Equipment and Machinery required


Digester, k mixer/ k neader, extruder, engineering moulds and other ancillary items.


Environmental Aspects


To save deforestation and environmental aspects caused by cutting of trees, and Plastic wastes are being utilized in the process.


IPR Status


Indian Patent Application No. 2193/DEL/2008


For further information please contact

The Director
CSIR - Central Building Research Institute,
Roorkee – 247 667
Phone: +91 – 1332 – 272243