To achieve non treated wood moulding, high temperature and air moisture content are necessary to obtain a plastic behaviour. The advantage of softened composite is its ability to be moulded with low loads, under ambiant conditions. Figure 12 shows some radius of curvature applied on softened composite during the next long heating step. Shape is fixed, and the limitation is the fibres decohesion in the radial direction, which could be avoided by use of a suitable mold.
Fig. 12. Moulded and fixed samples