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Introduction to
Plastic Lumber

 

What Is Plastic
Lumber

 

Making Composite
Plastic Lumber

 

Additives Needed

 

Choosing The Right Lumber  Equipment

 

Options: New, Used, or Rebuilt?

 

Used Plastic
Lumber Equipment

 

Plastic Extruder Explained

 

Plastic Extruder Comparisons

 

Plastic Extrusion Processes

 

Best Buys on Plastic Machinery

 

Recycling Plastics Into Reusable Pellets

 

How to Pick the Right Plastic Shredders

 

Plastic Machinery Consultants

 

Recycled Composite

 

Plastic Lumber

 

Plastic Wood

 

 

How To Make Plastic Wood
 

Plastic Lumber Materials

Recycled plastic lumber  has been in manufactured since the early 1980s.  Plastic lumber is most commonly manufactured from post-consumer high density polyethylene (HDPE), but linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and low density polyethylene (LDPE) are also used. These plastic feed stocks are derived from such raw materials as post-consumer milk jugs, soda


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bottles, grocery bags, plastic wrap, bubble rap, detergent bottles, and water bottles, and other used plastic commodities.The recovered plastic is cleaned, shredded, and ground using plastic shredders  and Granulators. The material is then run through a plastic extruders and mixed with foaming agents, UV stabilizers, and color pigments.


When To Use Flow Molding to Make Plastic Wood

Two main methods are used to manufacture plastic wood and lumber.
These are Flow Molding and Plastic Extrusion. Both methods incorporate plastic extruders in the process but differ in the forming technique.

Which process should be used   Flow molding or Extrusion to make  Your Recycled Plastic Lumber product?

The specific forming process, either  flow molding or extrusion is dictated by the size and shape of the "Recycled Plastic Lumber"  to be manufactured.
If the board is a large piece with a length of no more than ten feet,  then one can consider flow molding.  Flow molding is the process of extruding melted plastic ddirectly from rhe plastic extruder into a mold of the shape required. However shapes that are to long or too thin will create excessive presure during the filling of the plastic lumber mold to be used succesfully.


In Line Plastic Extrusion of Plastic Lumber

A long board of recycled plastic lumber should be manufactured by using "In Line Plastic Extrusion." This is a process wher the recycled plastic is continually extruded through a die into a forming tank and then is cut to length.
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Used Plastic Lumber Equipment

Machinery and equipment for manufacturing plastic lumber is typically made to order by the equipment supplier. Many suppliers use only new equipment . However considering the variations in the recovered plastic other suppliers have elected to use good remanufactured plastic lumber equipment in order to minimize the investment required. It is estimated that used rebuilt equipment will cost  only fifty percent of the price of new equipment.

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This website is the complete source for data on how to utilize recycled plastic in manufacturing plastic lumber and plastic composite wood materials for a variety of infrastructure applications. The various pages are devoted to


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discussions on recycled plastic lumber. How to select plastic lumber  equipment as well as information and helpful pointers on choosing used plastic equipment as well as plastic wood equipment. Our sites contain valuable information on plastic machinery comparisons and best buys on plastic machinery as well as general information on recycling plastic data.

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Other subjects discussed:
 

New Developments of Plastic equipment and technology for competitive manufacture of advanced plastic wood composites. 

A range of new plastic wood composite plastic equipment systems.

Environment-and health-friendly lumber additives for the manufacture of
flooring and wallboards.

The proper use of recycled plastic for greater durability and improved fire safety in plastics.

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