Environmentally-Friendly Structural Solutions that are Built to Last
Dry docking is a common procedure for large vessels and ships. It is a way to perform maintenance, upkeep and repairs to the undercarriage of ships that are usually submerged in water.
Benefits of Recycled Plastic Lumber
Bedford Technology’s structural recycled plastic lumber offers performance characteristics perfect for heavy-duty applications like dry-dock cribbing that require increased strength properties. Able to withstand extreme weather conditions like extreme heat, cold and high levels of moisture, structural HDPE plastic lumber won’t mold, rot or degrade and is resistant to marine borers and crustaceans.
Bedford Technology products are sourced from post-consumer and post-industrial recyclables like milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles. So far, Bedford Technology has helped keep millions of pounds of plastic out of landfills by repurposing it into a durable and tough building material.
Why Traditional Building Materials Fall Short
Traditional wood has been a common material used for dry dock applications, but it can break down over time due to moisture, weather conditions (extreme heat and cold), and is susceptible to rot, mold and insect damage. It can also get very expensive and time-consuming to replace or repair. Dry-dock cribbing needs to be able to withstand heavy loads and remain durable for extended periods of time in high moisture environments, and traditional wood may not be the best choice for these types of applications.
Our Products are a Solution, Not a Band-Aid
Our products can withstand year round weather conditions. They can endure the harshest of environments including rain, snow, extreme heat and extreme cold.
Due to our manufacturing process, the color is engineered throughout the entire process so you will never have to worry about painting, staining or sealing our products.
Our products simply don’t need to be chemically-treated like wood does. Our product will never rot, splinter or degrade over time like wood can.
Impervious to Moisture
You can be confident in Bedford products because they can withstand high levels of moisture and are resistant to marine borers and crustaceans.
Support Your Ships with Structural Plastic Lumber
Ready to get started on your dry dock application project? Contact us today to get all of your questions answered!