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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2011, Article ID 406284, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/406284
Research Article

The Comparison of Water Absorption Analysis between Counterrotating and Corotating Twin-Screw Extruders with Different Antioxidants Content in Wood Plastic Composites

Material Science Programme, School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, National University of Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Malaysia

Received 14 February 2011; Revised 11 May 2011; Accepted 31 May 2011

Academic Editor: Krishnan Jayaraman

Copyright © 2011 Mohd Hafizuddin Ab Ghani and Sahrim Ahmad. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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