square city dog park sign made with recycled plastic boards

Bedford Technology’s recycled plastic lumber products are used frequently in the Parks & Recreation departments across the country. This blog will delve deeper into this particular industry and some of the many applications of our recycled plastic lumber. Future blogs will be dedicated to specific applications with more detailed information, but this blog will cover the industry as a whole.

The parks and recreation industry calls for strong, durable plastic lumber products that will last and take a beating, but be easy to clean. They also need lumber products resistant to graffiti, weather and insects, withstand rot and decay, and are splinter free.  We have seen many instances recently were our plastic lumber products are replacing contemporary wood applications such as: replacement boards for picnic tables and trash receptacles, retaining walls and landscaping timbers, park signage and trail posts, elevated bike trails and tent pad enclosures. These tent pad enclosures are great at helping detour erosion and safer alternatives for families with small children, as it prevents them from harming themselves on rough splintering wood. Bedford has worked with park districts across the country on replacing their old, worn out wood products, with both our SELECTFORCE® and FIBERFORCE® brand recycled plastic lumber products.

Our SELECTFORCE® and FIBERFORCE® Hard Tool products have a foamed core end-cut appearance, textured surface finish and comes in a variety of colors, making it more useful in commercial playground equipment, park and recreation applications, signage, boardwalks, decks, piers, parking curbs, landscaping boards and any harsh weather environment application. SELECTFORCE® and FIBERFORCE® Hard Tool Plastic Lumber looks great and is long lasting and resistant to: rotting, splintering, water damage, termites (pests), etc.  SELECTFORCE® and FIBERFORCE® plastic lumber also doesn’t require painting and are very low maintenance (compared with traditional wood.)  SELECTFORCE® and FIBERFORCE® Hard Tool products are a high quality, carpenter friendly product that can be drilled, sawn, cut, routed and worked just as wood lumber.

Bedford Technology’s SELECTFORCE® and FIBERFORCE® recycled HDPE plastic lumber serves as a replacement to traditional parts made from injection molding, rotational molding, vacuum forming, aluminum extrusion, lumber profiles and wood profiles. Bedford Technology can also design a plastic lumber product to suit your specific application, including custom molded products (ie: pipe supports, bench frame shapes, lids). Contact us today at (800)721-9037 and talk with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives. Visit us online at www.bedfordtech.com and sign up for our email list, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bedfordtechnology or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/plasticboards.