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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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structural recycled plastic lumber
20
Nov

Different Types of Recycled Plastic Lumber

Nature can batter relentlessly at structures and frames big and small. Rain pours, insects drill, and invisible microorganisms eat away at the wood we rely on so heavily. That doesn’t even take into consideration the wear and tear people cause. At the same time, when wood structures fall apart, we just replace it with more wood, which consumes a lot of resources. What can we do to remedy this? One…

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Five applications you didn't know you could use plastic lumber for
20
Nov

5 Applications You Didn’t Know You Could Use Plastic Lumber For

There are so many different ways you can use plastic lumber to suit your specific project and green-building needs. Here are five different ways you haven’t even thought about! Vertical Gardens Vertical gardens or “living green walls” are not only a beautiful art piece to add to your commercial landscaping, but can also purify the air and reduce ambient temperatures. Plastic lumber is a perfect building material for this type…

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types of fence
12
Nov

5 Common Types of Fencing

There are many exciting building styles and material trends that have emerged in the fencing industry within recent years. Selecting the right material can be stressful, and there is a lot to consider when starting a fence project. Taking into account sustainability, installation, maintenance, aesthetics, and functionality, we highlight five popular types of fencing.   Iron Iron fencing is commonly used to create a unique, personalized fencing solution. This heavy-duty material…

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zoo applications with plastic lumber
12
Nov

How Zoos Can Use Recycled Plastic Lumber

A place where the public can learn about animals and the environment, zoos often seek to lead by example when it comes to conservation and recycling efforts. Challenges may arise, however, as they look at the eco-friendliness of the building materials they use all over the facility. The reality is that traditional materials often do not meet the sustainability standards that zoos aim to reach. In light of this, the…

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dog park planning tips with plastic lumber
06
Nov

5 Dog Park Planning and Design Tips

So, you’ve decided to establish a dog park in your neighborhood. Just thinking about the possibilities for your beloved companions to interact and play is enough to get anyone excited. On top of that, it will be a place where you and your fellow dog lovers can meet up. Before you begin, however, there are many elements to contemplate. Here are five dog park planning and design tips that will…

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construction industry and plastic lumber
05
Nov

5 Impactful Trends in the Construction Industry

The construction industry continues to evolve and search for new ways to maximize their efforts and minimize building time. Some advancements in recent years have greatly changed the nature of construction. Below, we cover five recent trends that are having a significant impact on the industry and the methodologies of construction.  1. Advanced Technology Technology continues to evolve and become more integrated into many aspects of our daily life. With the common…

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