Royal Group Technologies, Woodbridge, Ont., is launching an unusual deck and lumber product combining foamed PVC, wood fiber, and an ASA cap.
Royal Group Technologies, Woodbridge, Ont., is launching an unusual deck and lumber product combining foamed PVC, wood fiber, and an ASA cap. The patented process (U.S. Patent # 5,951,927 issued Sept. 14, 1999) pelletizes powdered PVC and wood fiber, totally encapsulating the relatively low fiber content (under 20%). These pellets are then processed with a foaming agent in a single-screw extruder to produce profiles that are capped in-line with a special grade of ASA. The highly weatherable capstock, developed especially for Royal, contains pigments and “streakers,” which bleed as the capstock is extruded to give the boards a natural wood-grained look. The product, called Celucor, is offered in deck boards, rails, and other profiles with densities from 0.55 to 0.8 g/cc. Celucor comes in four colors and isn’t meant to be painted. Tel: (905) 264-0701 • www.royalgrouptech.com