Recycled composite plastic lumber with the strength to tackle even your toughest projects
Our plastic structural composite lumber was developed to conquer the harshest environments, weather conditions, and commercial applications. With a variety of product lines to offer you varying levels of strength, no matter the commercial application or industry, recycled plastic structural composite lumber is a great alternative to wood, metal, and concrete. Below you’ll find more details about each of our structural lumber product lines to suit any application.
Top 10 Features and Benefits of Using Structural Recycled Plastic Lumber
- Low maintenance
- Long life expectancy
- Various lengths
- No rotting
- No splintering
- No painting
- No staining
- Cuts, drills, and secures just like wood
- Continuous piece construction
- Environmentally friendly
Designed For Lasting
Our structural composite lumber 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.
Not Chemically Treated
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.
Your customers will love that our boards are graffiti-resistant and can easily be cleaned with soap and water; truly making it a low-maintenance product.
Our Structural Lumber Manufacturing Process
We take in HDPE recycled plastic from postindustrial 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 of our structural composite lumber.
Our Structural Lumber products go through either a HardTool or Multiple Stage Extrusion (Multi-X) process, depending on the strength and rigidity needed for your project. Additional materials like UV stabilizers, colorant, and strengtheners (like fiberglass strand) are added during each process so the end-product contains consistent color and texture throughout the entire length of the plastic lumber.
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 commercial 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.
FiberForce® by Bedford Technology, a Tangent Technologies company
FiberForce® by Bedford Technology utilizes fiberglass strands to increase rigidity. This added rigidity creates characteristics suited for many structural applications where a wider span, dimensional stability, increased flexural strength, or higher rigidity is required. Due to the increased strength and its resistance to environmental elements, structural recycled HDPE plastic lumber is well suited for exterior applications where structural support or load bearing is required. It is manufactured in many different profiles and lengths and cuts, drills and secures just like traditional wood.
SeaPile® and SeaTimber® by Bedford Technology, a Tangent Technologies company
SeaPile® and SeaTimber® by Bedford Technology are fortified with fiber-reinforced polymer rebar, making it ideal for heavy-duty applications in industries such as marine, landscaping, parks and recreation and more. These structural plastic lumber products are resistant to marine borers, termites, fungus, salt, and oils. They can also withstand heavy impacts by absorption of energy through recoverable deflection and are totally non-polluting. This structural composite lumber product is the perfect material for structural plastic beams in marine applications.
BarForce® by Bedford Technology, a Tangent Technologies company
BarForce® by Bedford Technology is an industrial-strength, commercial-grade structural plastic lumber product that is reinforced with fiber polymer rebar which increases rigidity and dimensional stability. The product itself is a coarse, rigid, and rough-textured material in appearance and feel. It comes in many profile sizes and colors to suit any application. BarForce® by Bedford Technology can serve as a replacement to traditional parts made from injection molding, rotational molding, vacuum molding, aluminum extrusion, and lumber and wood profiles. Because it requires no painting or staining and doesn’t splinter, BarForce® by Bedford Technology is great for applications such as structural plastic beams, fencing, and retaining walls.
Conserving the environment is a core value that is woven into everything Bedford Technology does. Structural plastic lumber is designed to withstand the most severe environments, but it also helps Mother Nature thrive. Sourced from recycled plastic, this ultra-strong building material is an innovative solution that helps keep millions and millions of pounds of plastic out of the landfill each year.
Bedford Technology products also meet the requirements for the USGBC LEED Certification Program. Promoting sustainability practices and green construction efforts, using plastic lumber can award points for building material specifications.