The goal of the study was to conduct a life-cycle inventory (LCI) of California redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) decking that would quantify the critical environmental impacts of decking from cradle to grave. Using that LCI data, a life-cycle assessment (LCA) was produced for redwood decking. The results were used to compare the environmental footprint of redwood decking to other decking materials that serve an equivalent function. The other materials examined include plastic
Composite deckings are made by combining fibres (eg wood, rice, bamboo) with polymers. (polyethylene, polypropylene, pvc). Additives (eg for colour, uv protection, and improved bonding) enhance the performance of the products. Composite decking has been produced in the USA since the early 1990s and in Europe since the early 2000s. As much of the fibre and polymer content obtained from recycled materials, composite
Study Goals. The goal of the study was to conduct a life-cycle inventory (LCI) of California redwood. (Sequoia sempervirens) decking that would quantify the critical environmental impacts of decking from cradle to grave. Using that LCI data, a life-cycle assessment (LCA) was produced for redwood decking. The results were used to compare the environmental footprint of redwood decking to other decking materials that serve an equivalent function. The other materials.
woodFIBER-PLASTIC COMPOSITES in THE united states -. HISTORY AND CURRENT AND FUTURE MARKETS. Craig M. Clemons, Research Engineer. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory1. Madison, WI USA. Abstract. Research on wood and natural fiber-plasticcomposites has spanned several decades. However, there was relatively little market activity in the united states outside of the automotive industry prior to the last 5 years. Recently, however, the U.S.
Despite significant competition from alternative decking materials, wood will remain the dominant material used to produce decks in the US going forward. wood decking demand will continue to reap the rewards of its good reputation and its aesthetic appeal. Pressure-treated wood in particular will continue to benefit from its lower price compared to other woods and alternative decking materials. Tropical hardwoods will lead gains in the wood segment. However
6. is sustainable and eco-friendly. Many suppliers of now implement practices from organizations such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and united states Green Building Council (USGB) to produce responsible decking materials. You can even find FSC certified wood decking. What is FSC certification? FSC certification protects fragile ecosystems, respects native economies and cultures, prevents illegal logging, and clear-cutting and pesticide use.
Potentially the impact on the industry is a market with an estimated value at $6.2 billion in 2014 (wood and Competitive 2011). in 2005, the decking industry had an estimated worth of $3.9 billion united states dollars (Smith and Wolcot 2006). Growth of the market to $6.2 billion over a 9-year period is statistically significant. in addition, with the prospect of an American housing rebound in 2014 resulting in an increase of housing starts (wood and Competitive 2011), the decking Material
The deck-building industry is going through a period of rapid growth and dramatic change with respect to the types of materials available to build decks. Naturally durable timber species (i.e., redwood, western redcedar, Alaska yellow-cedar and tropical hardwoods) are facing acute competition from engineered decking products, primarily plastic lumber and composite wood products. The results of a 2004 national survey of 156 deck builders and 212 home builders
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History. Commercial production of composite decking is believed to have commenced in the united states around 12-15 years ago. As home owners, builders and general users of timbers were looking for a decking alternative that did not rot, crack, move, twist whilst avoiding the regularly maintenance regime applied to timber decks. They started with plastics, introduced wood fibre, and wood Plastics. Composite (WPC) decking was born. From this point each manufacturer has added
Composite decking is an alternative to all-wood decking and is made of materials that can include recycled and new plastic, bamboo, and wood fibers. in North America. The company began in 1904 when Illinois entrepreneur George M. Brown started the General Roofing Manufacturing Company, a predecessor MORE of the History: Founded in 1886, GAF has grown to become North America's largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing. in 2009
Thermory Solid Ash wood decking. Thermory USA is the exclusive distributor of Thermory products, including decking, cladding, interior flooring, and porch flooring. Thermory intensely heat-treated wood products are produced from sustainable, renewablematerials harvested in the united states, using original perfected technology that has been in use in Europe for over 15 years. There are NO chemicals added in the process, only heat and steam, resulting in higher dimensional
wood, agricultural fibers, fiberglass, and other materials. The addition of fiber reinforcement markedly improved overall strength and stiffness, and rapid growth in wood and natural fiber polymer composites consumption followed (Figure 1). Recent trends in the united states suggest continued market growth for plastic and wood-plastic composite lumber (Figure 2); whether the prolonged recession will negatively impact projected 2013 consumption remains to be seen
wood. A wooden deck. strathroy/E /Getty Images. wood is the original and traditional material used for decks. The Atlantic City boardwalk -- the first oceanside wood boardwalk in the united states—was made of wood, and, according to some studies, continues to be the top choice for most residential homeowners' deck projects. Hardwoods—all woods, really—should be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Pros: It's the real deal—authentic; has a natural
Home . FIBERON: takes pride in creating outdoor living products that offer lasting beauty, genuine value and easy maintenance. Free time is best spent with family and friends not paint brushes and scrapers. And because great outdoor living is nothing without the Great Outdoors, they incorporate eco-friendly materials and sustainable business practices into everything they do. Born and built in the USA. Since 1997, has been manufacturing and selling
This fact sheet summarizes some of the basic manufacturing steps, physical and mechanical properties, as well as major uses of WPC. wood plastic composites are widely used in the U.S. They are manufactured by mixing wood particles as fine as flour and recycled plastics. North American WPC market in general, WPC deck has a production cost of about 15% more as compared to that of pressure-treated lumber, but requires a lower maintenance cost. The actual payback period
Though the composite and cellular PVC market share has grown steadily over the last few years, some industry analysts expect just a few more years of growth before it peaks. Outcome: Principia recommended expanding value-added services to the portfolio and reorganizing resources to more effectively serve two-step distributors in multiple regions in the U.S. The client gained a better understanding of serving the market, including demand patterns and customer
Description / Technology Used. Advance Environmental Recycling Technologies, united states, ChoiceDek / WPC manufacturer; decking Fiber Composites LLC, New London, NC, , Fiberail / Manufacturer of wood & plastic composite decking and railing and materials technology. Green Plank, Sweden, WPC WPC manufacturer; decking. Kroy Building Products, York, NE, Timberlast Composite decking / Strandex licensee manufacturing various components and systems.
The global wood Plastic Composite market size was valued at USD 4.06 billion in 2015. The expanding application scope in decking and fencing applications is expected to drive demand for the product in the construction industry. Growing demand for wood plastic composite as a low cost and environmentally friendly substitute to plastic and steel components in construction applications is expected to drive market growth. The improved properties offered by the wood plastic
wood-thermo- plastic composites have been manufactured in the. united states for several decades, and the industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. This article focuses on wood-thermoplastic compos- ites, which are most Today, the decking market is the largest and fastest growing WPC market. Also in the early 1990s, Strandex Corporation various shapes for interior automotive paneling. This was one of the first major applications of WPC technology in the
Veranda composite decking products are differentiated by performance and quality and are engineered to meet or exceed the expectations of customers. Our Veranda branded products are sold exclusively through stores in the united states. is international force selling decking, railing and fencing in more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia and North, Central and South America including all 50 US states and all Canadian Provinces.