What is Polywood made of?
Polywood is a material that resembles wood but is entirely synthetic. You have probably seen it in stores and homes and may even have some in your house. Polywood is made from recycled plastics, and it’s engineered to look like natural wood from a distance. Because of this, it can be dyed or painted myriad colors.
POLYWOOD lumber includes UV-inhibited pigment systems to help maintain our lumber colors throughout the material, not just on the surface.
PolyWood™ is a wood mimic filament without actual wood powder, which removes all risks of nozzle clogs. PolyWood™ is made entirely with PLA using a special foaming technology. It exhibits the same density and appearance as wood.
Poly-Wood® consists of a durable, plastic product used to make outdoor furniture manufactured with recycled materials. The process uses milk jugs, detergent bottles, and other discarded plastic containers to create sheets of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). These plastic sheets are crafted into furniture, just as sheets of wood would be used. The furniture withstands harsh weather, insect damage, and corrosion because moisture does not penetrate Poly-Wood®.
The material is popular for outdoor patio furniture because it can be left outside all year. It is not harmed by high humidity and is not prone to rot or mildew. The product does not crack in the sun and endures salt, ice, or snow without damage. Manufacturers use stainless steel hardware on the furniture to enhance its weather-resistant capabilities.
Poly-Wood® is ecologically-friendly because it does not require cutting down trees to produce outdoor furniture. Once constructed, this furniture can be recycled seven more times. Reusing plastic bottles reduces the amount of trash in landfills and potentially harmful effects to the earth.
Poly lumber is an innovative solution intended to limit the overuse of endangered forests around the globe. Instead of relying on natural resources, the manufacturers use post-consumer and post-industrial plastic goods bound for oceans and landfills to create beautiful outdoor furniture.