Comments for: UMaine researchers receive patent for fence, deck wood composite

Posted July 27, 2012, at 4:46 p.m.

ORONO | Your next deck or fence could last longer and withstand more punishment thanks to newly patented technology developed at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. U.S. Patent No. 8,221,663, which was issued July 17, introduces a method for the manufacture of synthetic wood. The …

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  • Anonymous

    so the patent was issued to people using UMO research center. how cool.
    I have a couple of projects I’ve been working on and wondered how I was going to manage the projects. See you soon UMO

    • Anonymous

      Are you working at UMO?  If not, the patent librarian can help you with resources for protection of intellectual property.  There are also state funded agencies that can help you with this.

  • Anonymous

    Be interesting to see how much this composite costs in relation to current products.  Also wondering how composites hold up to the cold weather, plastics tend to get brittle in the cold I wonder if as a composite if it holds up well long term.

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