Oct 24, 2016 . >h2>When Was Composite Decking Invented? Up until the late 1990s, pressure treated wood was the main choice for residential decking. But in the late 1990s, a new product was introduced composite decking. This revolutionary product was produced by blending plastics and wood fibers, providing..
Feb 11, 2015 . Kaplan has used culture and the product itself to get it back. , after all, basically invented synthetic decking. In the '90s a bunch of Mobil Oil engineers figured out how to make decking out of plastic waste and wood scraps, creating a composite that wouldn't rot or splinter. Today claims its decking..
Apr 1, 2005 . Some decking products are made with PVC (polyvinyl chloride), the same polymer used for vinyl siding and plastic drainpipes. PVC is stiffer and stronger than polypropylene or polyethylene, but it's also more brittle. It's hard to ignite and it doesn't burn well, but when it does burn, the fumes contain toxic..
Jan 17, 2012 . Hardwoods are an excellent choice for people who want a low maintenance deck made of a natural product, and do not like the artificial look of composites, plastic decking or capstock. The two most popular tropical hardwoods come from the Ipe trees of South America and the Batu trees of South-East Asia
Unlike plastic lumber, which is made entirely of plastic but mimics the look of wood, composite decking combines the gene pools of both Alexander Parkes inventor of the first man-made plastic and Mother Nature, with the ratio of plastic to wood flour ranging from manufacturer to manufacturer. The number one way to win..
Sep 5, 2017 . Composite decking is a man-made building product made up of mix of wood fibers, plastics and a small amount of bonding agents. This mix is heated, formed into board shaped lengths and then cooled. The resulting boards need far less maintenance than traditional wood decking whilst looking more..