28 Jul 2010 ... (LCA) and comparison of WPC decking and western red cedar decking. ... Wood-plastic composite (WPC) lumber is made primarily from high-density polyethylene. (HDPE) ..... The Healthy Building Network's Guide to Plastic.

Deck: Wood or Plastic? | TreeHugger

27 Jul 2009 ... The decision between composite decking and wood was by far the hardest part of the design process. ... Composite decking can range from fiberglass to plastic while most are a mixture of ... Visor Wood Safe Treated Lumber

Eco Wood Decking Vs Composite Decking - flooring

Composite wood, also know as WPC (Wood Plastic Composite) is considered ... who are looking for a safe and environmentally options to beautiful their decks.

FAPC-170 What is Wood Plastic Composite? ? OSU Fact Sheets

Application of wood plastic composites as decking. ... (CCA) is facing growing dissatisfaction among the user due to health reasons and environmental pollution.

Sustainable Decking Solutions - Green Living Ideas

17 Dec 2007 ... Natural wood decks have advantages that no other decking material possesses: ... The Healthy Building Network's Guide to Plastic Lumber.

Synthetic Decking | Professional Deck Builder | Composite Materials ...

1 Nov 2007 ... As much as three-quarters of all wood-plastic composite decking is made ... of the particles will be encapsulated by plastic and safe from water.

Wood Plastic Composites PDF - Forestry Commission

Paper 2/04 “Wood Plastic Composites: market drivers and opportunities in Europe”. ... construction and particularly in decking applications. ... fuel removal from forests (Healthy Forests Restoration Act) and the utilisation of small diameter logs,.

Wood deck or synthetic lumber? Is PVC a definite no-no? Trying to ...

5 Apr 2011 ... Is that a potential health hazard? ... "Transcend" is the newest generation of composite decking. ... The composite deck material is made of 95% recycled materials such as plastic (including plastic bags) and wood scraps;...

Guide to Plastic Lumber - GreenBiz

organizations dedicated to achieving environmental health and justice goals by transforming ... plastic lumber inquiries, e-mail: plasticlumber@healthybuilding.net ..... Plastic lumber is gaining market share in applications ranging from decking,...

Green Hands on Deck | Green America

Deck builders who want to minimize their harmful impacts on forests have two choices: recycled-plastic lumber and forest-friendly wood.Plastic lumber is a...

Fiberon Non-Toxic Composite Decking - Elemental.Green

Fiberon products are free of harmful chemicals, produced using sustainable ... Wood-plastic composite decks will not splinter, split, crack, or rot, making your...

Decking | EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide

Plastic planking made from recycled material is another good ... But, because it is not as strong as wood, plastic decks can...

Best Decking Reviews – Consumer Reports

Composite, plastic, and other decking materials allow for a range of features, such as slip resistance and flexing. ... Wood usually changes color quickly unless you apply a finish. ... These tips will help you keep your personal data safe.

Why Composite Wood Plastic Decking & Fencing? | Composite ...

Not all composite wood plastic decking is created the same! .... and antioxidants offer the composite increased protection from the harmful effects of ultraviolet...

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