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Using Recycled Plastic Wood in Composite Beams

Using Recycled Plastic Wood in Composite Beams

Using Recycled Plastic Wood in Composite Beams

I am interested in hearing from anyone who has any experience of using Re-cycled Plastic wood in Composite Beam Construction. I intend to use a commercially available Plastic Wood section, e.g. 2x6, and form a composite beam using 2 sections of plastic wood along with a 5mm thk. flitch plate of either aluminum or Glass Reinforced Plastic. The composite will be constructed by bonding the sections together using an adhesive. What adhesive should I use which will perform in an externally exposed hot and humid climate? I think finding the right adhesive which can be applied on site will be the big problem. I do not wish to use bolts to form the composite beam as the beams will be directly exposed and aesthetics are important. Can anyone help?

RE: Using Recycled Plastic Wood in Composite Beams

HI I know one company in PEI which uses waste plastic to make plastic wood and they are used to make the houses.
If you wnat i can find the information for you.
my e mail is


RE: Using Recycled Plastic Wood in Composite Beams

You might contact U S Plastic Lumber (USPL). They are a listed company and can be found thru their market ID of USPL. If theycannot help, I have contacts who were former owners of a startup plastic lumber company bought by USPL. I could put you in direct contact with them.

R Luxton (rluxton@foth.com)

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