What is Plastic Lumber?

Tangent’s recycled plastic lumber is manufactured in the United States, comes in standard and custom profile sizes, and will never rot, splinter, corrode, or decay.

High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) plastic lumber is a strong and durable building material that can be customized for a wide variety of commercial, residential, and structural solutions. Sourced from post-consumer and post-industrial sources, like milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles, our HDPE plastic lumber is a high-performing and environmentally-friendly material. HDPE can replace traditional wood for almost any construction project, including boardwalks, retaining walls, outdoor furniture, boating docks, and countless others.

Wood Building Materials

Traditional wooden timbers are a common building material that is utilized for many types of construction projects. This category can be broken down into two main types of wooden lumber: Old Growth and New Growth. Old growth wood is produced by natural forests developed over time, includes trees over 120 years old that haven’t been disturbed by events like fires, windstorms, and logging. New growth wood is a much faster way to harvest wood for construction projects and is produced from tree farms and forests with the sole purpose of harvesting the timbers. Old growth wood is stronger and denser than new growth wood, while new growth wood is more readily available and a more cost-effective option than old growth. However, wood regardless of old or new growth, can mold, rot and is susceptible to insects and boring animals.

Plastic Lumber Building Materials

Tangent plastic lumber materials excel in all the areas where wood fails in comparison. Our products will never need to be painted, stained or sealed. They are impervious to moisture and insects- so you’ll never need to worry about structural damage from those issues. Tangentoffers product lines that include fiberglass strand and rerod to make a structural lumber product; which is perfect for load-bearing applications. Our products are made with high-density polyethylene – which is impermeable and doesn’t bond to other materials; making our plastic lumber resistant to corrosive chemicals and graffiti. Plus, with our color safe technology, your product will shine for years to come. It’s just another reason that our recycled plastic building materials are the best option on the market.

Plastic lumber for every industry.

Whether you’re looking for a residential, commercial, or structural application, Tangent offers a plastic lumber solution that will perform at the highest level.
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