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28
Apr

Common Types of Slope Stabilization Methods

Slopes are often a natural part of the landscape and thus construction of roads and buildings near them is necessary in many regions. Problems arise when the slopes experience a shifting in soil, as this can destabilize structures at the tops of hills or damage and block up structures at the bottom. We record common types of slope stabilization methods here that you may employ whenever you run into construction…

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Plastic Lumber for Agriculture
23
Apr

Sustainable Solutions for your Agriculture Operation

Farming is an essential part of the United States economy and time spent upkeeping or replacing materials is time that could be spent on more important parts of the farming operation. Traditional building materials used in agriculture often break down, can harbor dangerous bacteria, and ultimately requires more time and money to repair and maintain. Using wood in agriculture applications requires painting, staining, chemicals, and disinfectants to fight off bacteria…

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22
Apr

A Quick Guide to Trailer Deck Options

When it comes to what kind of flooring you choose to put in your trailer, you have some possible choices. For each potential material that you look over, consider which has the most characteristics that align with your preferences. Some may have a great appearance to you, some may be easier to maintain, and others may be more hardy. This is our quick guide to trailer deck options. Wood It…

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Sustainable plastic lumber building materials
14
Apr

Elements That Make Your Building Sustainable

Green building practices lead to practical benefits for the occupants of a structure and far-reaching benefits for the environment. In a world where resources are finite and where our construction methods can have lasting effects—either good or bad—on the environment, sustainability has risen as a primary concern to address. Therefore, when erecting commercial buildings, you should incorporate elements that make your building sustainable. This can draw in people to set…

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14
Apr

Guide for Choosing the Right Outdoor Bench Material

A good outdoor bench provides a comfortable place to sit and enhances the appearance of the area it is placed in. It can easily fit in on a cozy porch, a yard, a public park, or in front of a commercial building. When building an outdoor bench, there are also several different materials you may choose from. To help you decide what suits your projects and inform you of what’s…

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Plastic Vineyard Posts
01
Apr

Reasons to Use Recycled Plastic Vineyard Posts

When you think of vineyard posts, you probably think of wood or metal. But plastic lumber is another viable alternative that you should consider. Not only can it perform just as well as the traditional materials, but recycled plastic lumber also offers its own unique benefits over said traditional materials. Before you update the stakes in your vineyard, read over the reasons to use recycled plastic vineyard posts. They may…

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man operating forklift carrying bundle of plastic lumber overhead
30
Mar

Why Traditional Materials in Factory Settings Fall Short

When it comes to factory settings, applications like cribbing, equipment mats, and pipe supports need a robust and durable building material. All of these types of applications require a building solution that has the strength of supporting heavy machinery and will not degrade, corrode, or rot. With these types of applications, traditional materials just don’t cut it. Traditional building materials fall short in factory settings because they do not have…

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ground up plastic scraps
24
Mar

The Incredible Properties of HDPE Plastic

Plastic products are all around us. Whether they are used to package groceries or act as airbags in automobiles, plastic is essential to daily life. Plastic is very useful because it is strong and lightweight, but also can be colored, bent and molded into a variety of shapes and sizes. Among the six plastics, one of the most common materials in all of manufacturing is High-Density Polyethylene, also known as…

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23
Mar

Tangent Technologies Acquires Bedford Technology

We are pleased to announce Bedford Technology has been acquired by Tangent Technologies. This acquisition combines two industry leaders with robust product lines to create the best alternative material innovation team in the world. Bedford Technology’s number one focus has been and always will be our customers. Given our shared commitment to delivering world-class customer service and high-quality products, Bedford and Tangent make an ideal team. As partners, we will…

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header image for blog detailing the properties of high density polyethylene
20
Mar

Understanding How HDPE is Made

HDPE is the primary ingredient in numerous products across a broad range of industries. From food bags and bottles to automobile fuel tanks and plastic lumber, HDPE is ubiquitous because it is so versatile and useful. Let’s delve into a deeper understanding of how HDPE is made and what it can be used for. What Is HDPE? HDPE stands for high-density polyethylene. It is a thermoplastic, which means that is…

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