Welcome to Plastic Planks & Poles!
We manufacture anything that you can manufacture in timber, from recycled plastic that looks like timber. What makes us special is our unique experience in the timber game, with over 30 years in timber milling and timber product manufacture for the export market, we can provide you with our ready made products, or we can guide you in your unique application. Nothing is too odd for us to look at, and we will gladly discuss your requirements, no matter how big or small.
Plastic Planks and Poles was born in 2008, through the passion and energy of Billy, who has over 30 years in the Timber industry. Being really disturbed by the occasional wasteful use of good timber, Billy was inspired to seek alternate substrates for some of the applications. This led to relationship with Extrupet, one of South Africa's leading plastic recyclers, and so Plastic Planks and Poles was born.
About Our Material
About our material: made from 100% recycled plastic, with no wood or sawdust composite.
Using a special blend of
• Polyethylene HD (agricultural hoses, hard plastics, buckets etc)
• Polyethylene LD (frozen packaging, garbage bags, shrink film)
• Polypropylene (coke bottle lids and such)
• PET Polyethylene tetraphthalate – PET bottles – Coke and water bottles
With the addition of special dyes to create colours, the materials are extruded into plank and poles shapes. Approximately one ton of recycled plastic creates one ton of plastic timber, putting this waste stream to good and earth friendly use.
The resulting material is weather proof, strong, durable and insect resistant. There is no need for annual maintenance, and perfectly suited for application in areas that are exposed to the elements. Because it is plastic, it can be washed (high pressure hose), treated with disinfectant, and will not rot or develop odours and stains. This makes it a perfect substrate for industrial application where hygiene and cleaning are important. Over time, in areas exposed to harsh elements, the colour of the plastic fades slightly, but can be revamped with application of polish.
Because the extrusion process is managed in batches, we cannot always guarantee 100% colour match, but colours are likely to be within an acceptable range. Standard colours: Brown – Rust, Brown – Dark, Green and Black. Other colours can be made to design.