By definition, industrial manufacturing is the process of making goods, typically in larger quantities, by means of industrial machines. The equipment used in industrial manufacturing can be quite substantial, both in size and maintenance cost. Equipment manufacturers and construction and commercial organizations are looking for a durable solution to common design and building challenges.
Plastic lumber is a strong and durable building material that can be used in factories to solve larger production challenges; from cribbing and sleepers to transporting this heavy equipment, plastic lumber is best-suited for industrial applications where strength, durability and longevity are important requirements. While traditional wood, metal and concrete have been the primary building materials for these types of projects, plastic lumber will stay strong and get the job done where you need it most.
Benefits of Plastic Lumber Over Traditional Wood
No matter which product line you choose for your industrial applications, structural recycled plastic lumber by Bedford Technology is a great alternative to traditional building materials like wood, metal and concrete for a number of reasons: plastic lumber doesn’t rot, splinter or degrade due to heavy loads or high moisture. It cuts, drills and secures like traditional wood for easy-installation. Recycled plastic wood is far more durable and requires less maintenance than other traditional building materials.
All Bedford Technology products are resistant to moisture, insects, fungus, salt and oils. Structural recycled plastic lumber doesn’t need to be painted or stained, and the color is engineered throughout the entire product during the manufacturing process with UV stabilizers so the color will not fade like it does with traditional building materials.
As the need for green building practices increases, so too does the need for sustainable materials, such as eco-conscious industrial lumber made from recycled plastic. Not only is structural recycled plastic lumber by Bedford Technology a strong and durable product, it is also environmentally-friendly. It is manufactured out of recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and it is recyclable, keeping millions of pounds of waste out of the landfill each year. From cribbing to sleepers to transportation to pipe supports and scaffolding, structural recycled plastic lumber by Bedford Technology can solve all of your larger production challenges.
Bedford Technology Product Lines
SelectForce® by Bedford Technology
This product line has the commercial-grade strength to handle the toughest industrial applications. SelectForce® comes in many shapes and colors, and is strong enough to withstand harsh weather and production environments.
FiberForce® by Bedford Technology
Looking for a bit more strength? FiberForce® by Bedford Technology is the product for you. Manufactured with fiberglass strand, this product line has increased strength and rigidity. It is best-suited for projects requiring wider span and dimensional stability. Perfect for load-bearing applications, this industrial lumber made from recycled plastic is incredibly strong.
BarForce® by Bedford Technology
Perhaps the toughest of them all, BarForce® by Bedford Technology is reinforced with fiberglass polymer rebar, which makes it ideal for structural applications where increased joist and beam capabilities are needed with respect to spans and heavy loads.
Cribbing applications are used to support and transport heavy objects during production or construction projects. From stabilizing heavy machinery to vehicle transportation, cribbing projects must be sturdy, durable and solid. That’s why using structural recycled plastic lumber is a great alternative over traditional building materials like wood and concrete. Plastic lumber by Bedford Technology doesn’t break or splinter*, so your projects won’t crack under pressure.
Equipment Mats & Pallets
Equipment mats and pallets serve as a lining between heavy machinery and the ground. It reduces scratching, loud noises and damage and acts as a protective layer. Much like cribbing, these applications must be able to withstand enormous amounts of pressure and absorb the weight. Structural recycled plastic lumber by Bedford Technology comes in custom shapes and sizes to ensure that your machinery gets the support it needs.
Pipe supports help transfer the load of the pipe to the supporting structures, anchor and absorb shock. Pipe supports also help alleviate potential stress from the pipe that could cause leaks or damage, and ensure that the pipe is properly secured and safely positioned. Use a sturdy and durable product like structural recycled plastic lumber by Bedford Technology; able to withstand heavy loads and extreme temperatures, replacing traditional wood and concrete will increase your ROI in the long-run due to low-maintenance costs.
Dunnage secures packages and equipment in warehouses, factories and is often used during transportation and handling. Since the ride isn’t always a smooth one, it’s important that this application is durable, strong and also able to absorb energy from things bumping up against it. Traditional wood can break, splinter and degrade due to mold and moisture. Bedford Technology structural plastic boards are durable and are resistant to moisture.
Scaffolding is a temporary structure that is commonly used on construction projects, including cleaning and repairing the exterior of buildings. Typically, these structures are made of wooden timbers and metal. However, since the wooden timbers are exposed to the outdoor elements, they can break down or rot due to moisture and lead to unsafe working conditions or create unwanted maintenance time and cost. Instead, use structural recycled plastic lumber which will outlast whatever Mother Nature or your project has to throw at it.
*if used in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines
Ready to Take Your Industrial Projects to the Next Level with Bedford Technology?
Using structural recycled plastic lumber as an alternative to wood and concrete for industrial applications can save you and your company money and time in the long-run by not having to invest in maintenance costs and repairs.
Contact us today to learn more about how plastic lumber by Bedford Technology can get the job done where you need it most. We manufacture a variety of recycled plastic wood products for applications across a range of industries.