Pro-Cell LLC, Foley, Ala., has developed a unique foamed PVC deck board that is 30% to 40% lighter than competitive decking and is designed to span 16 in. between joists.

Pro-Cell LLC, Foley, Ala., has developed a unique foamed PVC deck board that is 30% to 40% lighter than competitive decking and is designed to span 16 in. between joists. The patent-pending process uses both endothermic and exothermic foaming agents to extrude approximately 20% flax-filled PVC boards with embossed wood grain. Flax fibers minimize thermal expansion and contraction. Procell deckboards come in five colors. Procell began production in 2002 with one extruder in a 75,000-sq-ft plant that now has nine. It has a patent pending on this application of Fibertech flax, a specially pretreated fiber from Americhem Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Procell: (251) 943-2916/www.procelldecking.com . Americhem: (800) 228-3476/PTDirect: 731HP

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