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Japanese composite wood materials market: The future has come

April 7, 2024

Japan is a country with limited resources, and its emphasis on environmental protection and resource utilization is second to none in the world. In recent years, with the progress of science & technology and the development of society, Japan’s wood plastic materials market has also shown a vigorous development trend. Wood plastic material, also known as WPC material, is a new type of environmental protection material made of plastic and wood fiber as the main raw materials through special processing. While maintaining the natural texture and beauty of wood, it also has the characteristics of water resistance, corrosion resistance and weather resistance of plastics.

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Japan’s wood plastic materials market is mainly concentrated in the fields of architecture, landscape, furniture and decoration.In the field of construction, WPC  materials are mainly used in indoor and outdoor floors, wall panels, fences, stairs and other parts, because of its excellent waterproof performance and anti-corrosion performance, can adapt to a variety of harsh climatic conditions, so in Japan’s public facilities construction has been widely used.In the field of garden landscape, plastic wood materials are mainly used in park seats, flower shelves, landscape Bridges and other facilities, and its natural wood sense and rich color selection make it highly ornamental in landscape design.In the field of furniture and decoration,WPC materials are mainly used to make tables and chairs, cabinets, decorative picture frames and other items, and its lightweight and durable characteristics make it popular with consumers in the furniture market.

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Japan’s WPC materials market has maintained steady growth over the past few years. According to statistics, in 2019, the market size of WPC materials in Japan reached billions of yen. It is expected that in the next few years, with the improvement of consumer awareness of environmental protection and resource utilization, as well as the pursuit of high-quality life, Japan’s wood plastic materials market will continue to grow.

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Japan’s wood-plastic materials market is also facing some challenges. First of all, because the production cost of WPC materials is relatively high, its price is higher than that of traditional wood and plastic materials, which limits its promotion in the market to a certain extent. Secondly, because the production of plastic wood materials involves two different materials, plastic and wood, the compatibility of the two materials needs to be solved in the production process, which puts higher requirements on the production technology. Finally, because the plastic wood material is an emerging material, the awareness in the market is not high, and consumers need to improve their awareness and acceptance through various ways.

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Although Japan’s wood-plastic materials market faces some challenges, but because of its environmental protection and resource utilization advantages, as well as its wide application in various fields, it has great potential for development in the Japanese market. In the future, with the progress of science and technology and the development of the market, we have reason to believe that Japan’s wood-plastic materials market will achieve greater development.





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