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™ 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.
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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