RECYCLED PLASTIC LUMBER: STRUCTURAL, PREMIUM, INDUSTRIAL & SHEET GOODS
Industrial Lumber Technical Data
* BS 2782 Method 320C: 1976
** BS 2782 Method 335A: 1978
*** BS 2782 Method 351A: 1977
+ BS 874 1973
++ ASTM D 696-79
Poly-Ethylene Terephthalate (PET) – The most common type of plastic, PET is used in soft drink bottles and containers for ice, water, liquor, cooking oil, food condiments, mouthwash and cleaning products. It may be recycled into food containers, filling for jackets and sleeping bags, bathtubs and swimming pools, and other plastic items.
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) – Another plastic with many uses, this type is often found in milk jugs, yogurt and film containers, grocery bags, gasoline tanks, detergent bottles, toys, pipes and 55-gallon drums. It may be recycled into toys, plastic lumber, mud flaps, flowerpots, grocery bags, sheet plastic and containers.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) – Though frequently used, PVC is more difficult to recycle than numbers 1 and 2. Pressure pipe, surgical gloves, clear food packaging and house sidling are all made from this plastic.
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) – This plastic type is often seen as bread packaging, frozen food bags, toys, paint can lids and milk bottle caps.
Polypropylene (PP) – Polypropylene plastic is widely used in food containers, yarns and fabrics, upholstery, luggage and car seats.
Polystyrene (PS) – With a very wide range of uses, this resin is used to make everything from videocassettes and TVs, to egg cartons and fast food packaging. All Other Resins Various other resin types and multi-layered material form this last group.
All Other Resins – Various other resin types and multi-layered material form this last group.
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 (lbs/ft3) 57-60
- Compressive Strength (p.s.i.) 3500
- Specific Gravity (H2O=1) .92-.95
- Melting Point 2250C
- Extinguishing Media Water-Foam-CO2
- 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 Landscape Timber (6”x8”x8’) contains the equivalent of 735 milk jugs.
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