GRP Composite Profiles can outperform traditional materials in the housing market- they are starting to replace Wood, Steel, Aluminium and PVC. An industry report by the EPTA (European Pultrusion Technology Association) has highlighted a potential area of growth for composite profiles in the housing
The natural feel of wood, and its ease of construction led to a growth in timber decking, but few people enjoy the annual maintenance required to keep it looking Composite decking has been produced in the USA since the early 1990s and in Europe since the early 2000s.
German polymer producer REHAU was represented by Harald Zodl (Manager of Competence Center WPC), who talked about premium WPC decking in Europe and detailed thematerial costs of different composite formulations. The relative amount of polymer varies depending on the polymer used.
Due to their slower growth, hardwoods are traditionally more expensive than fast growing softwoods. For these reasons hardwoods are perfect for wood composites. Composite Prime use European Oak wood flour. Examples of hardwoods: Oak, Walnut, Teak, . There's always an exception! Unfortunately there are always
America. Growth is most rapid, in both regions, in the decking segment. Plastic composite decking currently accounts for 10 percent of the residential decking market in North America and 6 percent in. Europe. In the U.S., use of plastic composite materials for residential decking is projected to reach.
Consistent market share gains in the composite decking industry
Starting in the late 1990's these composite materials began to gain widespread acceptance thanks to the obvious benefits they afford builders and Thanks to these selling points, composite decking products enjoyed rapid growth for a number of years as they became increasingly popular with the home
Alternative decking materials will continue to lead the decking market in terms of annual gains through 2011, further eroding the market share of wood materials. Composite decking will provide the strongest growth opportunity, fuelled by its high durability and low maintenance requirements, as well as by
housing construction, including Europe and North America, China and other parts of Asia are experiencing strong growth in this market. Richard Stewart reports on trends in composites in construction and innovative applications utilising FRP materials. Strongwell's Extren structural beams were selected for this technology
Composite Decking, Outdoor Living Products Continue to Grow As the industry mindset continues its shift from decking and railing to outdoor living, sales approaches need to adapt. Regardless of the material or color, the deck market continues to grow, says Ken Jacobson, a partner with Principia.