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The Bedford Product Journey
24
Jan

The Bedford Product Journey

Recycled Material Bedford recycles HDPE plastic like milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles to manufacture our finished product. Our customers can trust that when they invest in our boards, they can rely on a solid foundation to create their finished products. Our boards are extremely durable, long-lasting, and will hold up in any type of harsh weather. Flake Bedford Technology grinds the recycled material into small pieces called flake, which…

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Recycled plastic lumber dolphin clusters by Bedford Technology
22
Jan

The Main Purpose of Dolphin Clusters

Not to be confused with the marine mammal of the same name, dolphins are structures that stand near the shore and rise above the surface of the water. They’re not directly connected to the shore, docks, or bridges they’re built around. Usually, they consist of radial clusters of timbers or piles made of steel or plastic composite. You have probably passed them in coastal settings, but you may not have…

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structural recycled plastic lumber Bedford Technology
20
Jan

What Are Retaining Walls Used For?

Have you ever seen the impressive terraces of Machu Picchu in a photograph? You might wonder how, and why, the people who lived there created such a feat of engineering. The answer lies in retaining walls. Retaining walls are structures built on the sides of slopes, and they’re almost completely vertical rather than rounded like a natural slope. Today, you might see them more frequently in landscaping. What are retaining…

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structural recycled plastic lumber Bedford Technology
16
Jan

Boardwalk Design Considerations

Erecting a boardwalk can pose a significant benefit for people to observe wetlands and other aqueous environments up close. They open paths that were once inaccessible due to the water and dense collection of foliage. Boardwalks may also serve as recreational attractions for coastal locales, acting as fishing piers or accompaniments to beaches. But to construct one takes careful planning. You must examine all the details, including the safety of…

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plastic lumber marine fender
09
Jan

The Main Types of Marine Fenders

Docking is a necessity for boats to stop safely in an area without the risk of floating away. However, the boat and the dock may sustain damage from the physical impact that the boat makes as it comes to a stop—especially for larger vessels. This is where fenders come in. Marine fenders are structures built to act as bumpers between the docks and boats. Here are the main types of…

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High Density Polyethylene Common Uses
30
Dec

The Most Common Uses for High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a type of plastic that one can mold into a variety of shapes after heating it to an extremely high temperature. It is durable, as evidenced by its high strength-to-density ratio, and its density can change to fit the flexibility needs of various applications. Moreover, HDPE is resistant to a broad range of chemicals. But what specific kinds of products do professionals make from it? Here…

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how to be eco-friendly on Christmas
23
Dec

5 ways to be Eco-Friendly this Christmas

While you’re dreaming of a white Christmas as you sit by the fire, we encourage you to be environmentally-friendly this holiday season by being green. The holiday season is a time of giving and who better to give back to than your planet? Below we outline 5 simple ways to be green this holiday season. Christmas Tree Alternatives Every year when the holiday season is near, a debate sparks between…

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plastic lumber by bedford technology is resistant to marine borers
10
Dec

Plastic Lumber vs. Sea Salt Spray Erosion and Other Marine Villains

Marine decks, boardwalks, docks, pilings and more experience a lot of abuse from the oceans they are built near and in. The building materials these structures are made from must be able to endure whatever mother nature can throw at them. Other than weather, these types of applications have to deal with sea salt spray erosion and marine borers. How does plastic lumber withstand these situations compared to traditional building…

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Artificial Turf Boards with Recycled Structural Plastic Lumber by Bedford Technology
09
Dec

Advantages of Using Artificial Turf Boards

If you intend to treat an outdoor area roughly, but you still want the natural look of grass, you can use artificial turf. While you don’t have to worry about keeping it alive and uniform with watering, trimming, and pesticide spraying, you do need to find a way to hold the sheets in place so that it doesn’t shift and people walking on it don’t trip. This is where turf…

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How does dunnage work in manufacturing
25
Nov

How Does Dunnage Work in Manufacturing?

In the manufacturing industry, dunnage plays an instrumental role in protecting parts that will later be assembled into various products and machines. Dunnage refers to any packaging component that holds a vessel’s contents in place and prevents damage during the shipping process. Exactly how does dunnage work in manufacturing, though? We explain a few of the ways it’s implemented. Force Shielding Dunnage primarily stabilizes cargo while it’s transported from one…

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