Recycled plastic plyboard: benefits and uses
Plastic plywood can be used to build almost anything. It has green characteristics so is gaining in popularity, as worries around the environment continue in the news headlines.
It is made from recycled high-density (HDPE) plastic which consists of household items such as milk jugs and laundry detergent.
It is fully workable like wood but it also possesses many additional benefits. This blog post explains.
Why choose plastic ply over wood?
There is a huge number of benefits of plastic plywood against wood:
Environment: Plastic plywood is made from recycled materials – where wood plywood is made from trees – meaning it is better for the environment.
Durability: Plastic is more durable than wood – so whereas wood plywood often needs to be replacing, plastic plywood can last for more than 50 years.
No bugs: Wood can be a breeding ground for termites. Plastic plywood is a natural termite deterrent.
Maintenance: Plastic plywood is easy to clean. The decks can be easily rinsed with a garden hose.
Stain resistant: Plastic plywood is stain resistant so nothing will permanently adhere to the surface.
Choice of colours: Various colours are available to improve the aesthetics of an area.
Contraction and fading: Using plastic plywood instead of wood means decreased expansion and no fading.
- Wear and abrasion resistant
- Stress crack resistant
- High tensile strength
- Moisture resistant
- Impervious to most chemicals
- Excellent energy absorption
- Colour throughout
What are the uses of plastic plyboard?
Plastic plyboard is extremely versatile and is used in a number of different settings.
These settings include domestic bathrooms, communal showers, construction sites, farms and agricultural land.
The plyboard can be used to create outdoor constructions such as construction site hoardings, furniture, animal enclosures and sporting arenas.
Due to its waterproof properties, RecoPly – GCL’s plastic plyboards – can be used in areas where occasional or constant moisture is present. These include domestic bathrooms, kitchens, public toilets, shower blocks and construction sites.
The benefits of recoply
Recoply is waterproof, maintenance-free plastic board.
It will not rot, swell, splill or splinter as it is made entirely from plastic and contains zero wood fibres.
It is usable in practically any application where you would normally use use traditional hard or soft wood can be worked like wood.
It is made from 100% recycled household plastic waste – ideal for eco-conscious contractors.
It is long lasting, easy to handle and available in widths of 12mm and 19mm.
Find out more
RecoPly can be found online via our website and can also be ordered in-person at our store at Sheepbridge Lane, Chesterfield.
For more information about RecoPly plastic decking, call our helpful and friendly customer service team on 01246 418144, contact us on webchat or email us here.