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Recycled Plastic Products

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The picture at the right is of the beautiful back deck made of recycled plastic and wood fiber by Trex Company LLC. 

Wood replacement products made from recycled plastics and wood are having a tremendous impact on the lumber market from consumers who are conscious of quality products that do not deplete our natural resources. In fact, the most noticeable market improvement of recycled plastic products is the plastic molding industry, which has gained the attention of do-it-yourselfers and contractors.

Plastic moldings are maintenance-free, durable and quality-consistent. They come in a wide range of colors and the wood grain looks appealing to a broad customer base. It is hard to tell the plastic molding from wood molding. One of the most appealing factors to customers is they get the look they were after along with a low-maintenance, long-lasting product. Time is something that today’s customers cannot afford to waste.

Many plastic lumber products are handled just like wood when they are cut or nailed. Consistency in the product reduces the amount of nail popping and time spent filling gaps. Some plastic products will even bend without snapping when trimming around curves. Plastic will not splinter or rot when wet and doesn’t require paint, sealers or re-finishing.

Repeat business with recycled plastic products is gaining momentum. Once you use it, it changes your perception of wood products. Since many of the interior/exterior products sold are made out of 50 to 100 percent recycled material, they are definitely “Frog Friendly” items to buy.

Call the Recycled Plastics Industry at (414) 433-0900 for more information.

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