Densetec 400 High Density Polyethylene Marine Board is specially formulated to withstand the rigors of harsh outdoor marine environments. It is UV-stabilized to resist damage and retain its beauty, even after years of direct sunlight. Densetec 400 is replacing wood and laminates in boating applications, because it does not splinter, crack, delaminate, rot, swell or absorb water like traditional materials. Even under heavy foot traffic on yacht decks, it remains virtually maintenance-free. There is no need to stain or paint Densetec 400 every few years. The color is integrated with the polymer and retains its vibrant appearance better than painted wood. Fabrication and finishing are easy with standard woodworking tools. Densetec 400 forms easily for smooth curves and bends. composite Marine Board
Latitudes Marine Decking is offered in stouter boards (1-1/4" thick by 5-7/16" wide) designed for 24" on-center joist spans that are common to marine construction. It's made using the same exclusive Strandex® technology as all of our Latitudes composite decking, comes in the same four colors, and provides the same exceptional longevity and low maintenance requirements. All of which makes Latitudes Marine decking the peerless choice for your next waterfront project.
Latitudes Marine decking is fortified with the same proven Strandex® technology used in all Latitudes composite products. Strandex has a long and proven track record of durability and strength, including years of technical development of products for U.S. naval waterfront facilities. Ecological wood manufacturer
Available in gray, cedar, redwood and walnut, Latitudes Marine dock boards are barefoot-friendly, slip-resistant and have a reversible brushed/woodgrain surface. What's more, Latitudes Marine boards are moisture resistant and will not splinter, split, cup or rot, providing long-lasting beauty and comfort with no sealing, painting or staining required. Latitudes Marine decking comes with a 15-year limited warranty, when used in residential applications.
Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a holding company that provides capital, management and administrative resources to subsidiaries that design, manufacture and market wood and wood-alternative products for DIY/retail home centers and other retailers, structural lumber products for the manufactured housing industry, engineered wood components for residential and commercial construction, specialty wood packaging and components for various industries, and forming products for concrete construction.
The Company's consumer products subsidiary offers a large portfolio of outdoor living products, including wood composite decking, decorative balusters, post caps and plastic lattice. Its lawn and garden group offers an array of products, such as trellises and arches, to retailers nationwide. Universal's subsidiaries also provide framing services for the site-built construction market.
One of the areas of concern was possible bio-degradation of the wood plastic composites. Washington State University, in cooperation with Strandex Corporation, supplied composite materials for bio-degradation testing. Some of these materials were made using the formulation that has become the recommended Strandex PE formulation. Bio-degradation testing was carried out using a protocol developed by the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center. Two areas of concern are relevant to wood based composites exposed to a salt water environment. Fungal decay is of concern in parts of structures that are above water because of the moist conditions and periodic wetting. Wood plastic composite VS PVC