Plastic Lumber

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23
Aug

How the Marine Industry Can Make Use of Plastic Lumber

The average dock repair costs $8,027. This cost can quickly escalate to $168,000 as more pilings and lumber are required. What if you could reduce the long-term maintenance and replacement costs? Plastic lumber is the answer. Not only does it reduce costs, but it reduces the amount of plastic going into landfills. Plastic wood is the future of marine construction. This environmentally-friendly material provides increased strength and impact resistance in…

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09
Aug

Plastic Lumber: A Green Solution for Building Materials

Large-scale construction projects can be major sources of waste or recycling, depending on the materials. Better building material selections can benefit the environment without sacrificing integrity. For example, plastic lumber looks and installs like traditional lumber, but is primarily sourced from post-consumer and post-industrial products. This engineering breakthrough came out of Rutgers University with the goal to recycle all the world's unused plastic. Thomas Nosker figured out a way to…

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01
Jun

10 Common Commercial Recycled Plastic Lumber Uses

Why Use Recycled Plastic Lumber? Manufactured out of high-quality recycled HDPE, recycled plastic lumber is strong, colorfast, durable and can be customized for a wider variety of applications. It is a great choice for projects that are normally affected by harsh weather conditions (snow, wind, extreme cold and heat and heavy moisture). Recycled plastic lumber is resistant to cracking and splitting, doesn’t rot like wood or wood-blend materials and is…

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14
Nov

Is Plastic Lumber a Bridge Over Troubled Water?

When preserved wood is used for in-water construction such as pilings, break walls, abutments, or even a bridge (especially over troubled waters), the potential exists for the toxic preservatives to leach from the wood, into the water posing a threat to water quality and marine life.  In fact, preserved wood has long been banned from use where it comes into contact with drinking water. Wood preservatives are chemical pesticides applied to prevent…

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01
Aug

Come Meet Us! Bedford Technology at 2017 GCBAA Summer Meeting

As a new member of the association, Bedford Technology is anxious to meet many of you at the upcoming GCBAA Summer Meeting, August 8-10, 2017.  We will be exhibiting at the event and would enjoy visiting with you for any plastic lumber needs your facility might have. We will be showcasing our HDPE recycled plastic lumber samples in the exhibit hall. You can find us in the Willow Birch Ballroom…

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square city dog park sign made with recycled plastic boards
13
Jul

Bedford Technology’s – Park & Rec Applications

Bedford Technology’s recycled plastic lumber products are used frequently in the Parks & Recreation departments across the country. This blog will delve deeper into this particular industry and some of the many applications of our recycled plastic lumber. Future blogs will be dedicated to specific applications with more detailed information, but this blog will cover the industry as a whole. The parks and recreation industry calls for strong, durable plastic…

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