BarForce® Plastic Lumber by Bedford Technology
Structural recycled plastic lumber that can take the toughest challenges
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BarForce® by Bedford Technology, a Tangent Technologies company, provides a durable and strong alternative to traditional wood and is your go-to solution for any projects requiring heavy-duty building material. This reinforced plastic lumber product is reinforced with fiberglass polymer rebar and is ideal for structural applications where increased joist and beam capabilities are needed with respect to spans and heavy loads. This product is engineered to suit your specific project requirements, comes in a variety of sizes and colors and will hold up in extreme environments.
Engineered to be Your Go-To Solution
Hard Tool is the process in which this product is manufactured, but it also describes the end-product: an ultra-strong material that can be used for heavy-duty applications. If you’re in need of increased dimensional stability, BarForce® by Bedford Technology is the solution you’ve been looking for.
Advantages of BarForce® by Bedford Technology, a Tangent Technologies company
Manufactured as a high-strength structural product, BarForce® by Bedford Technology is well-suited for exterior applications where increased support or load bearing is required. Traditional wood timbers will break down over time and can splinter or rot; this is caused by heavy weight or high moisture levels. BarForce® by Bedford Technology is resistant to moisture, marine borers, termites, fungus, salt and oils, so the need to replace the product from any of these elements is nonexistent. If your project is installed anywhere near water, dirt, or has exposure to Mother Nature, you can feel secure knowing that our polymer rebar reinforced plastic lumber product will not break down or need to be replaced due to these elements.
BarForce® by Bedford Technology is available in over ten color options and numerous profile sizes and shapes. To ensure that the color doesn’t fade, UV inhibitors are added at the time of manufacture which protects the plastic material from ultraviolet light degradation.
Our BarForce® Manufacturing Process
We take in HDPE recycled plastic from post industrial and post consumer waste. Items found in these types of recycled waste include milk jugs and juice bottles; butter and yogurt tubs; shampoo bottles; industrial containers; agricultural (water) tanks; and motor oil bottles.
Prepare for Extrusion
After the bales of recycled material are received, we break down the material through our unique process filtering out paper labels and other unwanted items from the mix.
BarForce® plastic lumber is engineered to be one of the toughest products on the market, made in the USA. BarForce® is manufactured using our hard tool process and is reinforced with fiberglass polymer rebar to provide top notch strength and durability.
Our final product is a durable, long-lasting recycled plastic lumber board that can be constructed to fit your specific needs for your project or design. No matter the application, we offer an unbeatable selection of recycled plastic lumber products to choose from with a wide selection of colors for whatever aesthetic you’re going for.
Green Building for the Environment
BarForce® plastic lumber is engineered to be one of the toughest products on the market, and it can also provide companies with peace of mind for the environment. Manufactured from post-consumer plastic like milk jugs, Bedford Technology helps keep millions of pounds of plastic out of the landfill every year by re-purposing it into a structural building material that can carry the heaviest loads.
BarForce® plastic lumber can also qualify for the points in the LEED Certification Program, led by the USGBC. This program helps support companies who participate in sustainability initiatives. Points are awarded for meeting specific requirements, one being recycled material content.
BarForce® by Bedford Technology is manufactured in the United States, and the fiberglass polymer rebar added to the plastic lumber is produced in-house. The main advantages to this process are quality control, project flexibility and adaptation. Innovation is one of our core values. With an in-house engineering team, we have the ability to test our products so that the end-consumer receives a high-quality product that is suited for their specific application.
Another benefit of having all components of this product line engineered in-house is being able to regulate the quality standard. We control the quality, and we test our products against 7 ASTM standards including: Flexural Properties of Reinforced Plastic Lumber and Related Products and Compressive Properties of Plastic Lumber and Shapes, to ensure that it is top notch quality.