Calcium-zinc stabilizers can also be used in the production of plastic wood, also known as composite wood or wood-plastic composites (WPCs). Plastic wood is a material that combines wood fibers or flour with a thermoplastic resin, such as polyethylene or polypropylene, to create a product that resembles natural wood but offers improved durability and resistance to environmental factors. Calcium-zinc stabilizers are commonly used in wood preservation treatments because they offer several advantages. First, they are effective at preventing fungal decay, which can significantly reduce the lifespan of wood products. Second, they have good thermal stability, which means they can withstand high temperatures during processing without degrading. Third, they are environmentally friendly compared to other stabilizer options, such as lead-based stabilizers, which are now less commonly used due to health and environmental concerns. Wood stabilizers are typically applied to wood products through a process called pressure treatment. During this treatment, the wood is placed in a vacuum chamber, and the stabilizer solution is forced into the wood under pressure. This ensures that the stabilizer penetrates deep into the wood, providing long-lasting protection.