2014

Our Latest Blog Posts
16
Dec

Recycled Plastic Lumber…The Gift that Keeps on Giving!

The holiday season is not always the best time to be spreading the word about “saving the trees”, but the other 364 days of the year, it is a selling point that most of us consider when purchasing products for our home, business or family.  With that in mind, allow us to expand on a great alternative to wood in many applications…Recycled HDPE Plastic Lumber! Recycled plastic lumber products have…

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18
Nov

Bedford Technology’s BARFORCE® Hard Tool Recycled Plastic Lumber Products

This blog will cover Hard Tool (molded) recycled plastic lumber products and applications in the BARFORCE® brand. BARFORCE® Hard Tool recycled plastic lumber is an ultra-strong, durable product utilizing fiberglass strands in the plastic makeup, which encapsulate fiberglass reinforced rods to increase rigidity. This added rigidity creates characteristics suited for many structural applications where a wider span, dimensional stability, increased strength or stiffness is required. BARFORCE® Hard Tool HDPE plastic lumber…

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14
Oct

Bedford Technology’s FIBERFORCE® Hard Tool Recycled Plastic Lumber Products

Continuing this series of blogs focusing on Bedford Technology products and applications in the FIBERFORCE® brand, this blog will cover Hard Tool (molded) recycled plastic lumber products. FIBERFORCE® Hard Tool recycled plastic lumber is a strong, durable product utilizing fiberglass strands to increase rigidity. This added rigidity creates characteristics suited for many structural applications where a wider span, dimensional stability, increased strength or stiffness is required. FIBERFORCE® Hard Tool HDPE plastic…

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24
Sep

Bedford Technology’s SELECTFORCE® Hard Tool Recycled Plastic Lumber Products

Continuing this series of blogs focusing on Bedford Technology products and applications in the SELECTFORCE® brand, this blog will cover Hard Tool (molded) recycled plastic lumber products. SELECTFORCE® Hard Tool recycled plastic lumber is a strong, durable product formed in molds in various traditional lumber profile sizes. (See our Hard Tool (Molded) process for more details on the actual process) This product is a coarse, rigid and rough textured material…

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03
Sep

Bedford Technology’s FIBERFORCE® Recycled Plastic Lumber – Featured on Elevated Nature Trail

The Adopt A Stream Foundation (AASF) was established as a private non-profit 501(C)(3) corporation in  August 1985.  Its adopted mission is “to teach people how to become stewards of their watersheds.” The Elevated Nature Trail is located in Everett, WA on a beautiful 20-acre site leased from Snohomish County Parks and Recreation in McCollum Park.  Two salmon streams flow on the grounds that are covered with complex wetland systems and pockets…

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30
Jul

Bedford Technology featured in PileDriver Magazines Quarter 2 2014 Issue – for PDCA

Bedford Technology has been featured in the 2014 - Quarter Two (Volume 11, No. 4) issue of PDCA’s PileDriver Magazine, the official publication of the Pile Driving Contractors Association.  As a participating member of the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA), Bedford Technology was given the opportunity to provide more details and information about the plastic lumber industry and the origins of our company. The article was written by Lisa Kopochinski,…

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08
Jul

Bedford Technology’s SelectForce Continuous Extrusion Recycled Plastic Lumber

This next series of blogs will focus on products and applications for each of our three unique processes.  We will start this series out with Bedford Technology’s Selectforce continuous extrusion recycled plastic lumber product. SelectForce continuous plastic extrusion product allows flexibility in shapes and long lengths with a smooth surface appearance and feel. This makes it great for projects requiring various lengths and unique profiles. Our SelectForce continuous plastic extrusion…

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09
Jun

Recycled Plastic Lumber Manufacturing Processes – Multiple Stage Extrusion (Multi-X)

Once again, Bedford Technology is proud to offer three uniquely distinct plastic board manufacturing techniques: Molded (Hard Tool), Continuous Extrusion (CE) and Multi Stage Extrusion (Multi-X). Our final process explored in this series of blog postings, is referred to by Bedford Technology as Multiple Stage Extrusion (Multi-X) plastic lumber manufacturing. This process is used to produce 100% recycled plastic boards in our SeaPile®, SeaTimber® and SeaCamel® marine product lines. The…

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02
Jun

Bedford Technology featured in Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) Spring/Summer Newsletter

Bedford Technology has been featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of “Connect”, the Minnesota Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) newsletter.  As a former loan client of SWIF, Bedford Technology was given the opportunity to provide more details and information about the plastic lumber industry and the origins of the company. The Connect newsletter is sent to about 14,000 people twice per year in the Southwest Minnesota area.  This newsletter highlights a…

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08
May

Bedford Technology partners with AEC Daily to produce on-line CE course in Plastic Lumber

Bedford Technology is proud to announce our collaboration with AEC Daily on a continuing education course, geared towards educating architects/engineers on the uses of HDPE plastic lumber products. This course, Recycled HDPE Plastic Lumber: Performance Characteristics & Applications, has been designed over the last few months and incorporates all three unique design processes utilized by Bedford Technology, including: Molded (Hard Tool), Continuous Extrusion and Multiple Extrusion (Multi-X).  The course also goes…

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