This blog will cover Hard Tool (molded) recycled plastic lumber products and applications in the BARFORCE® brand.
BARFORCE® Hard Tool recycled plastic lumber is an ultra-strong, durable product utilizing fiberglass strands in the plastic makeup, which encapsulate fiberglass reinforced rods to increase rigidity. This added rigidity creates characteristics suited for many structural applications where a wider span, dimensional stability, increased strength or stiffness is required. BARFORCE® Hard Tool HDPE plastic lumber is formed in molds in various traditional lumber profile sizes. (See our Hard Tool (Molded) process for more details on the actual process) This product is a coarse, rigid and rough textured material in appearance and feel. This makes it great for projects requiring particular lumber profile sizing and added strength characteristics over traditional Continuous Extruded products.
Our BARFORCE® Hard Tool product is a continuous single piece that has a foamed center end-cut appearance, textured surface finish and comes in standard marine colors (yellow and black – with custom colors available) making it most useful in commercial marine applications. Other examples where BARFORCE® has been used are: retaining walls, pedestrian bridges, guide walls, marine fenders, Wales and piles and many other applications. BARFORCE® Hard Tool Plastic Lumber looks great, is long lasting and resistant to: rotting, splintering, water damage, termites (pests), etc. BARFORCE® plastic lumber also doesn’t require painting and is very low maintenance (compared with traditional wood.) BARFORCE® Hard Tool product is a high quality, carpenter friendly product that can be drilled, sawn, cut, routed and worked just as wood lumber. If the job requires the label “Heavy Duty”, then Bedford Technology recommends BARFORCE® for your application.
Bedford Technology’s BARFORCE® recycled HDPE plastic lumber serves as a replacement to traditional parts made from injection molding, rotational molding, vacuum forming, aluminum extrusion, lumber profiles and wood profiles. Bedford Technology can also design a plastic lumber product to suit your specific application, including custom molded products (ie: pipe supports, bench frame shapes, lids). Contact us today at (800)721-9037 and talk with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives. Visit us online at www.bedfordtech.com, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bedfordtechnologyor follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/plasticboards.