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Plastic Lumber For Outdoor Furniture

Where do you buy plastic lumber used for the outdoor furniture?

Furniture grade plastic lumber needs to be a higher grade material than some plastics manufacturers offer.  Premium Grade plastic lumber (HDPE) that performs to the standard of outdoor environments must be formulated appropriately with a focus on aesthetics.

  • Color consistency & stability
  • Surface quality and consistency
  • UV inhibitors for enhanced surface integrity over life span
  • Virgin resins for surface quality and reduced fade
  • Board density

Colors will fade slightly over time but the difference between a 20 year old chair and a 1 year old chair should still be only slight. Armorall has often been used to restore and enhance the surface color.

Traditional colors like browns, tans, white, green and black will last for years with hardly any visible fading.  Many times a chair or other item placed in moderate sunlight will show only slight fade after 20 plus years.  Furniture manufacturers should choose carefully the product they use for their outdoor plastic product line up.

Posted in Commercial, Custom, furniture repair, high density polyethylene, Plastic Lumber Profiles, POLY, Premium Grade Plastic.

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