01.jpg

Frequently Asked Questions - Recycled Plastic Products

FAQs - Recycled Plastic Products

They are colored building product that are maintenance free, will not be destroyed by insects and will never splinter or rot.

Recycled plastic is deal for any application where the product comes to contact with the elements. Specifically, uses include:-

  1. Landscaping
  2. Outdoor
  3. Furniture
  4. Fencing
  5. Signs

Also is only limited by your imagination.

It depends on what type of wood our recycled plastic is being compared to.

Recycled plastic is very competitive, or even less than the price of wood such as mahogany, or teak. When compared to a board of pine, it costs an average pf 2-3 times more. However, that is comparing “acquisition cost” alone without factoring “life cycle” cost. You cannot accurately compare two different types of products by using the acquisition cost alone.

Acquisition cost means only comparing the initial purchase price of products. It is not an accurate method of comparing costs when considering two different products like wood vs. recycled plastic products.

Life costs take into account all the costs associated with the use of the product over the life of the project. For example, a wood deck will require the cost of sealing, painting, sanding (and how about the cost of the destruction of trees, and the inevitable replacement of wood). Compare to and, then that’s it. No sealing, no splinters, no replacement. So, which product really costs more?

Test results have estimated that recycled plastic will last over 40 years with only minimal degradation. Compare that to a deck made of wood!

 

Yes! Not only are recycled plastic poles manufactured from plastic that would have been land-filled, it will never leach or contaminate from the ground water, since it is non-porous and contains none of the chemicals found in pressure treated poles. Also, the use of plastic poles saves our trees since no wood is used in our products! Finally the plastic poles are 100% recyclable.

Plastic poles are just as easy to work with as wood; in some cases plastic poles are even easier than wood! It can be cut, drilled, nailed using standard wood-working tools. Carbide blades are recommended for best performance.

Virtually all deck fasteners can be used with our plastic poles, stainless steel hardware in the manufacture of our outdoor furniture. Plastic poles also do hold nails and screws 40.50% better than wood. Pre-drilling is not necessary, but depending on the application might be preferred.

Our poles will expand or contract slightly depending upon variations with the temperature. To accommodate potential movement, adequate space should be provided between adjacent and abutting boards. As an example, an 8ft board may expand or contract to ¼” with a 50°c temperature fluctuation. The following formula may be used: Inches of expansion or expansion or contraction in length dimension = .0007 x length or board Temperature change in degrees (Fahrenheit)

 

Under normal conditions and use, temperature fluctuation will not affect the plastic poles. No profile distortions will occur within the temperature range of 20°c F (Fahrenheit) to 120° F. Like wood, recycled plastic poles will burn when exposed to a combustion source for a long period of time and fed by a cellulose material. Recycled poles have a flash point of 6.25 degrees F vs. wood at 425 degrees F.