As an industry, the manufacture of wood plastic wood decking is less than 15 years old. It has experienced an annual growth rate of 30% during the late 1990s.Wood plastic composite offer a wide range of advantages over products such as composite decking and composite fencing or composite door: weather resistance, long service life and lower maintenance, to name a few. These products also play a role in developing a more sustainable future: many WPC use recycled plastic and wood as raw materials in the manufacturing process.
What is Composite Decking?
In general, wood plastic composite decking is manufactured from wood fiber and plastic to form a plank that requires less maintenance and typically has a longer lifespan than natural wood decking.One major reason composite decking is low maintenance; it does not take in or give off moisture, so it does not shrink or swell like wood. As a result, composite decking does not crack, warp or separate due to varying weather cycles. Composite decking resists insects, does not need water repellant or stain and can hold up to extreme weather conditions for decades. In addition, builders like to use composite decking because it cuts and installs like real wood.
The Problem of Wood Plastic Composite Decking Market
The WPC decking market is likely to develop and progress even if public assistance is not provided.
However, there is an opportunity for thoughtful, well structured intervention from public sector organisations like WRAP to enhance the speed of development of the industry and its uptake of recycled feed stock materials. Furthermore, there are limited technology and manufacturing barriers to viable WPC manufacturing in the world. Product diversification for plastic extruders to WPC is considered a low risk step from a technology point of view, as long as IPR issues are addressed.
The New Seven Trust Composite Decking
Seven Trust wood plastic composite decking is extremely stylish and will allow you to create beautiful outdoor areas that will add value to your home. Seven Trust composite decking looks and feels like timber, but requires minimal maintenance and will last a lifetime. Best of all, we offer a truly sustainable alternative to hardwood timber decking.Our top quality wood composite decking is made from recycled wood and plastic materials. It won’t crack, warp or splinter and just keeps on looking great.
- Will not crack, warp, rot or splinter.
- Comes with Cosset’s DuraComp 10 year warranties.
- Easy to install.
- Choose from two designs; Pattern Tile and Straight Tile.
- No maintenance other than regular cleaning.
- Available in 8 colours – project volumes apply.
- Diverts waste plastic and timber from landfill.
- High levels of UV and colour stability.
- Heavy duty, long wearing and easy under foot.
- Highly resistant to moisture, termites and white ants.
- Can be recycled for future generations.