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Specifications of Kosmos & Galawood plastic wood according to Quatest 3

The following wood plastic specifications are measured at QUATEST 3 – Quality Assurance & Testing Center 3 (Quality measurement standard technical center 3). Specifically, the general warehouse Kosmos Vietnam will provide technical specifications Kosmos . plastic wood , and Galawood Plastic Wood for you to understand more about the product and easily make the right choice.

Sample size sent to QUATEST 3
  • The Kosmos plastic wood specimen has dimensions of 2200 x 140 x 25 mm.
  • The Galawood plastic wood specimen has dimensions of 2900 x 140 x 25 mm.
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Specifications indicate the moisture content of plastic wood

Kosmos . plastic wood Galawood Plastic Wood
Moisture content method BS EN 322: 1993 BS EN 322: 1993
Result 0.4% 0.7%
Meaning The moisture content of the product is only 0.4% after drying at ~103 degrees Celsius. The moisture content of the product is only 0.7% after drying at ~103 degrees Celsius.

Note: BS EN 322: 1993 is a standard of the British Standards Institution and is the English version of EN 322:1993, published by the European Commission for Standards (CEN). This International Standard specifies an oven-drying method for the determination of the moisture content of whole wood panels.

2

Resistant to denting of outdoor plastic wood

Kosmos . plastic wood Galawood Plastic Wood
Indentation resistance test method ISO 24343: 2007 ISO 24343: 2007
Result 0.01 mm 0.03 mm
Meaning The floor only appeared a dent of about 0.01mm after placing an extremely heavy load on it. The floor only appeared a dent of about 0.03 mm after placing an extremely heavy load on it.

Note: ISO 24343. is an international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This International Standard describes a method for determining the residual indentation of a coating after the application and removal of a constant load.

Outdoor plastic wood has high durability
Outdoor plastic wood has high durability
3

Anti-fouling ability of composite wood-plastic products

Kosmos . plastic wood Galawood Plastic Wood
Stain resistance test method BS EN 438 – 2: 2016 BS EN 438 – 2: 2016
Toothpaste stains level 5 level 5
Coffee stains level 5 level 5
Stains from Sodium Hydroxide 25% level 5 level 5
Meaning No visible change No visible change

Note: Standard EN 438-2 is a technical standard released by CEN (European Committee for Standardization), which ensures that specimens meet the standards and quality requirements during production and use.

Plastic wood surface is difficult to stain
Plastic wood surface is difficult to stain
4

Specific volume of plastic wood provided by Kosmos Vietnam

Kosmos . plastic wood Galawood Plastic Wood
Specific gravity ASTM D792 – 20 ASTM D792 – 20
Result 1.346 g / cm3 1.37 g / cm3
Meaning On a volume of 1cm3, Kosmos plastic wood has a mass of 1.346 g On a volume of 1cm3, Galawood has a mass of 1.37 g .

Note: ASTM D792-20 is an international standard that describes test methods for determining the specific gravity (density) and density of solid plastics in the form of sheets, rods, tubes or molded products.

5

Specifications indicate the bending strength of plastic wood

Kosmos . plastic wood Galawood Plastic Wood
Flexural Strength ISO 178: 2010 ISO 178: 2019
Result 29.7 MPa 34.7 MPa
Meaning Kosmos plastic wood has a maximum bending strength of 29.7 MPa before breaking or being damaged. Galawood plastic wood has a maximum bending strength of 34.7 MPa before breaking or being damaged.

Note: ISO 178: 2010 & ISO 178: 2019 is a test method that indicates the flexural properties of hard and semi-rigid plastics under specified conditions.

The bending strength of plastic wood is very high
The bending strength of plastic wood is very high
6

Specifications indicate the tensile strength of plastic wood

Kosmos . plastic wood Galawood Plastic Wood
Tensile Strength ASTM D638 – 14 ASTM D638 – 14
Result 13.0 MPa 20.6 MPa
Meaning Kosmos plastic wood has a maximum bending strength of 13.0 MPa before breaking. Galawood plastic wood has a maximum bending strength of 20.6 MPa before breaking.

Note: ASTM D638 – 14 is a standard test method for the tensile properties of plastics.

7

Water absorption in 24 hours of outdoor plastic wood

Kosmos . plastic wood Galawood Plastic Wood
Water absorption ASTM D570 – 98 (2018) ASTM D570 – 98 (2018)
Result 1.16% 1.39%
Meaning After 24 hours of soaking in water, Kosmos plastic wood absorbs about 1.16% of water compared to its original weight. After 24 hours of soaking in water, Galawood plastic wood absorbs about 1.39% of water compared to its original weight.

Note: ASTM D570 – 98 (2018) is a standard test method of the International Association for Standards and Materials (ASTM) to determine the relative water absorption rates of resins when immersed in water.

8

Water resistance – Swelling with thickness

Kosmos . plastic wood Galawood Plastic Wood
Thickness Swelling ISO 24336: 2005 ISO 24336: 2005
Result 0.1% 0.10%
Meaning The swelling according to the thickness of Kosmos plastic wood after the test with water ISO 24336 : 2005 is 0.1% The swelling according to the thickness of the Galawood resin after the ISO 24336 : 2005 water test is 0.10%

Note: ISO 24336: 2005 is a test method to determine the thickness, swelling after partial immersion in water.

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Dimensional change of plastic wood after moisture change

Kosmos . plastic wood Galawood Plastic Wood
Dimensional variations in vertical direction (Longitudial direction) BS EN 13329:2016 Annex C BS EN 13329:2016 Annex C
Result 0.02 mm 0.1 mm
Meaning When the humidity changes, the size of Kosmos plastic wood will change by no more than 0.02 mm . When the humidity changes, the size of Galawood plastic wood will change by no more than 0.1 mm .

Note: BS EN 13329: 2016 is a British standard and annex C (Annex C) of this standard deals with the determination of dimensional variations after changes in humidity.

We clean plastic wood floors by spraying water.
We clean plastic wood floors by spraying water.
10

Wood plastic composite's ability to resist tobacco fire - Wood Plastic Composite

Kosmos . plastic wood Galawood Plastic Wood
Resistance to cigarette burns BS EN 438-2: 2005 BS EN 438-2: 2005
Result Level 4 Level 4
Meaning Kosmos plastic wood has a slight change in the glossy finish (at certain viewing angles), or a faint scorch mark appears after testing for resistance to fire caused by cigarette butts. Galawood plastic wood has a slight change in the gloss finish (at certain viewing angles), or a faint scorch mark appears after testing for resistance to fire caused by cigarette butts.

Note: BS EN 438-2: 2005 is the standard he uses to determine the properties of high pressure decorative panels (HPL).

Wood plastic composite against fire spread
Wood plastic composite against fire spread
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Formaldehyde content on Kosmos and Galawood resin wood

Kosmos . plastic wood Galawood Plastic Wood
Formaldehyde content (Formaldehyde content) BS EN ISO 12460-5:2015 BS EN ISO 12460-5:2015
Limit of detection mg / 100g mg / 100g
Result Not detected Not detected
Meaning Kosmos plastic wood does not emit Formaldehyde gas, does not affect health. Galawood plastic wood does not emit Formaldehyde gas, does not affect health.

Note: BS EN ISO 12460-5:2015 is an international standard for determining the amount of formaldehyde emitted from wood panels based on the extraction method (perforation method).

Outdoor plastic wood is safe for health
Outdoor plastic wood is safe for health

Kosmos and Galawood plastic wood specifications verified by Quatest 3 The above partly reflects the product quality. Because the sample size is different (based on the actual size of the product), the article is not used for comparison. If you want to know more information about the product, you can contact Kosmos Vietnam warehouse at: (+84) 903 093 221

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