composite board made of recycled plastic and waste wood
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What's in a Board?

Equal parts of wood fiber and plastic are mixed with pigments, ultraviolet inhibitors, and borate preservatives, then usually heated and extruded. The texture, if any, is embossed onto the warm surface before it cools.

Waste Wood
Ground-up wood from mills and furniture factories

Recycled Plastic
Shredded polyethylene from milk jugs and shopping bags

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