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Our Plastic Wood is made from 70% recycled plastics and polystyrene

Why Use Woodex

  • Weather Resistant
  • UV Stable
  • Thermally Efficient
  • Manufactured from 85% recycled polystrene
  • Supplied in a variety of colours, shapes, sizes, density and weight.

The Perfect Alternative Wood Product

WoodEx (Synthetic Wood/Plastic Wood) is becoming the best alternative for real wood, local authorities, building companies, local forestry and tradesmen. Even new home owners are turning to using WoodEx and releasing its benefits over real wood.

Replacement wood home & construction products include Skirting, Facia, Doors, Gates, Cladding & Durasill thresh holds, flooring, drainage, roof battens, paving, & more. RAM can shape synthetic wood to replace just about any real wood construction used in the building of a home or town.

Woodex at Trentham Garden Show

As seen at the Trentham Garden Show

Materials

Plastic wood is a material composed of various grades of recycled GPPS & HIPS along with various additives for colouring and UV stabilisation. Once the materials are mixed together, they are extruded or moulded. Additives, such as colourants, reinforcing agents, streaker colours and lubricants can be added to achieve a higher level of specification for the intended product’s use.

Specifications

The density and structure of Plastic Wood can be varied dependant on the end users’ requirements and preferences. The levels and grades of GPPS and HIPS can be varied give higher strength, easier work ability and appearance. Because of the material’s unique composition, Plastic Wood can be manipulated to assume a wide array of shapes and dimensions. As a result of its content, Plastic wood can be treated in a similar fashion as wood but is also moisture and rot-resistant.

Quality Control

Resin, regrind, and most of the additives are combined and processed in a pelletizing extruder. The new material pellets are formed in a mould and cooled. Pre-distribution testing can help determine the optimal combination of chemical agents, design, agitation, and other flow aid strategies for the specific material in use. Modern testing facilities are available to evaluate materials and determine the optimal combination of equipment components to assure the highest level of accuracy and reliability.

Woodex Benches

How our Plastic Wood Is Made

The process of making plastic wood begins with the collection of waste plastic products from waste disposal collection areas that gather high density polyethylene (HDPE), polyvinyl choride (PVC), polypropylene (PP), Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (PS) & Polylactic acid (PLA).

The products are then compressed for transport to our factory in Worcestershire where they are recycled in to pellet form.

Pellets are then extruded in to a profile & may be decorated with a stone or grain effect, once the process is complete the plastic lumber is then transported to the customer in the desired shape or form & length that has been requested.

Want to find out more?

We have over 30 years experience of research & development, design and production of extruded wood replacement products. To find out more call us on 01905 795772