PolyTuf™ PREMIUM RECYCLED PLASTIC LUMBER is our non-structural product brand which is sold directly to our "business to business" OEM customers. These customers design, build and fabricate high tolerance and high value end products servicing a wide range of outdoor markets with hundreds of applications. For detailed information and examples of these end product applications, see FABRICATED PRODUCTS MARKET.
Recycled Content PolyTuf is certified to contain a minimum of 95% Recycled Content. A majority of PolyTuf colors is certified to a minimum of 95% Post Consumer Content. A small number of colors our customers specify require a brightness which required us to develop a 95% Recycled Content grade comprising of pre & post consumer materials to meet the color, brightness and finish.
Closed Loop Product Tangent Technologies has established PolyTuf as a "Closed Loop Product" with participating customers. This active take back program returns fabrication scrap of PolyTuf back to Tangent and is reused back into new products.
Certification System Green Circle Certified has conducted an independent, third party evaluations for "Recycled Content" and "Closed Loop Product" claims. Certifications have been issued and are renewed on an annual basis. For more information, see CERTIFIED RECYCLED CONTENT.
PolyTuf™ PREMIUM RECYCLED PLASTIC LUMBER is ideal for outdoor end product applications where weather-resistance, minimal maintenance and a beautiful appearance is required over a long product life cycle. PolyTuf is sold primarily into the Fabricated Products Market.
The FABRICATED PRODUCTS MARKET is where (OEM) Original Equipment Manufacturers fabricate PolyTuf into a myriad of end products tailored to residential and commercial applications and are ideal customers for Tangent's PolyTuf PREMIUM RECYCLED PLASTIC LUMBER. PolyForce our Structural Plastic Lumber brand is making inroads into these fabricated end products to add stiffness and other more desirable properties.
The RESIDENTIAL DOCKS & PIERS MARKET and WETLAND & WATERFRONT STRUCTURES MARKET use primarily TanDeck™ and PolyForce™ brands which have tailored structural properties unique to the application or project in question. There are a minor number of PolyTuf products sold into these markets where non-structural components exist to support the overall installed system.
Recycled Content Important?
If your application for recycled plastic lumber is structural in nature, reinforced physical properties can be achieved with the addition of engineered additives, reinforcing fibers and/or fiberglass rebar to increase stiffness and load bearing capacity and reduce expansion/contraction properties. PolyTuf is not recommended for structural or near-structural applications. PolyForce™ and TanDeck™ are the structural recycled plastic lumber brands to achieve the design strength you need.
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