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Dimensional Lumber Specifications

Recycled plastic lumber specifications

 

PULL OUT TEST 4" bolts (3/8") 1200 lbs
  6" lag bolts (1/2") 2000 lbs
RING SHANK NAILS 24 rings embedded 600 lbs
  20 rings embedded 490 lbs
  16 rings embedded 360 lbs

Notes:

LUMBER: Available in a variety of square, rectangle, and round sizes in standard 6', 8', and 12' lengths. Refer to current price sheet for specific sizes. Please note, some sizes and colors may not be available due to low demand.

TIMBERS: Available in 6"x6"x8' or 6"x8"x8' sizes. Refer to current price sheet for specific sizes. Please note, some sizes and colors may not be available due to low demand.

COLORS: Brown, Gray, Cedar, Green or black. Other colors may be available on very large orders. Call for specifics.

All lumber sizes are nominal.

While every effort is made to insure the information contained in this document is accurate, certain changes or modifications may not be reflected. All measurements are approximate and may vary due to diversity of recycled feedstock.

Recycled Plastic Lumber Technical Specifications, Flow molded

Finished products are manufactured from a minimum of 96% (by weight) commingled, post-consumer and/or post-industrial recycled plastic. To obtain color, UV stability and other desirable properties in the product, various additives may be incorporated into the plastic; these items amount to a maximum of 4% of the product.

Density: 57-60 lbs/ft3

Compressive Strength: 3500 p.s.i.

Specific Gravity (H2O = 1): .92-.95

Melting Point: 400°F

Extinguishing Media: Water-Foam-CO2

Caution - Recycled plastic lumber may not provide the properties you require. Primarily, it is not rigid like natural lumber and tends to expand and contract more than natural lumber. This should be taken into account when planning your project. In addition, if using a post type material such as 2" x 2", 4" x 4", Round 4" or 6", you should be aware that the product will "follow the sun". What that means is it will lean towards the sun throughout the day. The more post above ground, the more the lean. It is possible in some applications these posts may lean as much as 6" - 8" depending upon temperature variables. The greater the temperature fluxuation, the greater the lean. Please speak with a representative about your application before ordering, as this is not covered by warranty, and is merely a property of recycled plastic.

Recycle Plastic Facts

There are approximately 7 milk jugs to a pound of finished product.

There are approximately 4 two-liter soda bottles to a pound of finished product.

One Car Stop contains the equivalent of 280 milk jugs.

One Speed Bump contains the equivalent of 230 milk jugs.

One 4' flat or hi-back Park Bench contains the equivalent of 750 milk jugs.

One 6' flat or hi-back Park Bench contains the equivalent of 1,155 milk jugs.

One Landscape Timber (6" x 8" x 8') contains the equivalent of 735 milk jugs.

See our recycled plastic lumber products.