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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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apartment complex with pool and wood structural support on the walls
13
Mar

How to Create a Sustainable Architectural Design

As the years pass, the greenhouse gas emissions given off by society continue to increase. At the same time, we create more trash, which collects in landfills and contributes to the pollution of our land and water. Chief among the contributing factors to our planet’s harm is our consumption of resources and our energy use, as well as our disregard for the natural environment. While it’s a formidable goal to…

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plastic lumber boardwalk at Port Lavaca near Houston, Texas
12
Mar

How FiberForce® Plastic Lumber helped restore the Wetlands Walkway in Port Lavaca, TX

With a population of over 12,000, the City of Port Lavaca is the administrative center of Calhoun County in Texas. An economic hub for the city, the port serves as a tourist destination and a base between large manufacturing plants. Among the highest traffic areas of the Port are the Wetlands Walkway and the Alcoa Bird Tower. Named after the aluminum manufacturer, Alcoa, the tower is known to be a…

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boats tied up to a dock at a marina
10
Mar

The Different Types of Permanent Docks

Docks provide the necessary structure for boats to stop and be securely fastened to a fixed position, or “berthed.” They’re also great for other purposes such as fishing and general relaxation outdoors. Depending on the specific needs of different areas, organizations, businesses, or individuals, a dock can take numerous forms. Here are some of the different types of permanent docks. Crib Docks Crib docks are named as such because they…

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New Select Barnwood Furniture Grade Recycled Plastic Lumber by Bedford Technology
27
Feb

Introducing: Select Barnwood™

Bedford is excited to announce the launch of our latest collection: Select Barnwood. A saw cut style finish offered in 3 of our stunning Heartwood Woodgrain colors: Beach, Birch, and Cedar.  This new collection offers the rich, rustic appearance to suit any design while the texture of the boards replicates the authentic barnwood look...without the splinters! Simple to maintain and easy to clean, Select Barnwood is the perfect option for…

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series of oak trees in a field with sun setting in the background
21
Feb

Creating Sustainable Community Parks

Parks provide a reprieve from the ever-increasing development of cities by incorporating elements of nature in the form of plants and wildlife. However, for all their good appearances, parks are still man-made and can adversely affect the environment. They can disrupt habitats and push out some species of plants that can’t survive in the new setting. Visitors and structures might contribute to more waste down the line as well. With…

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recycled plastic lumber fence
20
Feb

The Future of Fencing Won’t be PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) plastic has become a popular fencing material as a result of its versatility and low cost. While the initial low price tag may seem attractive, it is deceiving. The environmental cost of manufacturing PVC is more alarming than the upfront price tag. The chlorine in PVC produces dioxins during the manufacturing process. Dioxins are infamously known to be one of the most toxic chemicals ever produced and…

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