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PolyTuf™ Premium 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 value end products that are long-lasting, low maintenance product of the highest quality. PolyTuf™ is the product of choice for countless residential, commercial and public outdoor applications. For detailed information and examples of these end product applications, see FABRICATED PRODUCTS MARKET

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. See CERTIFIED CLOSED LOOP PRODUCT

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™ should be used only for NON-STRUCTURAL applications.
  • Impenetrable surface: no water absorption so mold, mildew and bugs cannot penetrate the surface.
  • Resistant to UV and harsh weather climates.
  • Easy to clean, using soap and warm to hot water.
  • No splintering, cracking or warping as one would find with wood.
  • Embossed Finishes available for slip-resistance and aesthetic design.
  • Compatible with common woodworking tools and CNC fabrication techniques.
  • Greater impact resistance than wood.
  • Resistant to most chemical exposures.
  • Customizable - shapes and colors tailored to your unique product application.
  • 95% recycled content certification meeting FTC Green Guidelines.
  • Backed by a limited 50-year warranty.
  • No pinholes, pockmarks or porosity..

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PolyTuf™ is ideal for outdoor end product applications where weather-resistance, minimal maintenance and a beautiful appearance is required over a long product life cycle.

The FABRICATED PRODUCTS MARKET is where (OEM) Original Equipment Manufacturers fabricate PolyTuf into countless products that are tailored to applications that require unmatched performance and unrivaled beauty. PolyTuf premium lumber-the superior wood alternative is the product of choice in this Market.

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.

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Any Shape

  • Standard and custom shapes are available including specialty fit options like tongue and groove, bullnose and large radiuses. In-house tool shop keeps cost low and response time quick.
  • Thicknesses from 1/4" up to 12".
  • Multiple sheet widths from 18" up to 60" wide.

Any Length

  • Unlimited lengths — our continuous extrusion process allows any length desired, as opposed to competitors whose "flow mold" plastic lumber is limited by their tooling.

Any Color

  • Standard and Tropical Collections include all the colors the recycled plastic lumber industry has enjoyed over the years.
  • Custom colors are made with our patented colorizing process with Pantone™ color matching capabilities.
  • Formulation — all colors are fabricated with UV and chemical resistant qualities to resist fading and discoloration.
  • Premium Collection colors have a multi tone and color surface finish with layers of wood grain patterning throughout the core to give the most accurate organic appearance normally only seen in nature.

Product Finishes

  • Standard Finish is a very tight range of striation producing rich, consistent color.
  • Custom Finishes are always an option where the customer wants to open up the highs & lows range of a single color.

Embossed Finishes

  • Wood Grain Embossed Finish — Wood grain pattern with classic organic lines free of artificial "arches" or "repeat" patterns.
  • Custom Embossed Finishes — We can customize anything-our finishes are no exception. CONTACT US today to see what we can do for you.


  • Tangent was first HDPE based recycled plastic lumber manufacturer in the industry to co-extrude a separate cap layer around the perimeter of the part.
  • This capability allows for the highest performance formulation to be where you need it in either the cap layer or core cross section at an effective cost.
  • Designing with co-extrusion provides infinite possibilities for additives, colors and formulations to optimize your design to balance aesthetics and function.


  • Tangent can provide limited fabrication techniques to PolyTuf prior to shipping.
  • Heavily routed parts with high scrap rate or yield loss, short lengths cut to high tolerance specifications and other variations are examples of where it is more cost effective to have Tangent perform these operations prior to shipping.
  • Expanding our fabrication capability is in our future in order to provide a total value platform to our customer base.

Highest Quality

  • Recycled plastic lumber quality begins with controlling the quality of raw material. 100% of our HDPE post consumer recycled resin used in making PolyTuf is produced by Tangent on site and is trademarked PCR-Pure.
  • PCR-Pure™ is 100% Post Consumer Recycled HDPE Resin, bulk blended in 300,000 pound batches offering unparalleled consistency in properties.
  • High quality additives is key — We do not skimp to save pennies because doing so could costs dollars in the future.
  • Stable Process Control — Unstable process may produce a good looking part but runs the risk of embedding inherent problems which may not surface as an issue till years later. At Tangent we are designing and building in-house a majority of our production equipment to ensure reliable and stable process control.
  • Quality focus from start to finish equates to a PolyTuf being recognized as "the" Premium Recycled Plastic Lumber product in the marketplace for quality that cuts like butter, uniform cell structure throughout and allowing typical wood fabrication techniques to produce the finest fit & finish in the industry

Recycled Content Important?

  • 95% Post Consumer Recycled Content and 95% Recycled Content comprising of pre & post consumer materials are available for PolyTuf.
  • Recycled Content certifications on file and issued by an independent third party Green Circle Certified. For more information, see CERTIFIED RECYCLED CONTENT.
  • Our customers are allowed to use Green Circle Certified recycled content "mark" along with Tangent brand name to validate their "sustainable" marketing claims - contact us for more detail

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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Follow the links below to all documents associated with PolyTuf™ PREMIUM LUMBER.

PolyTuf DataSheetPolyTuf DataSheetPolyTuf WarrantyPolyTuf Trade Brochure

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