Recycled Plastic Swing Bench: If there’s one American lifestyle staple we South Africans could happily adopt it’s the “porch swing” or “swing bench” – the perfect place to chat, read or just daydream. Ideal for your garden or patio.
Recycled Plastic Furniture
Genesis manufactures recycled plastic furniture and decking. Our furniture is weatherproof and maintenance free e.g. no varnishing required. The furniture does not fade or rot and is easy to clean.
Ideal for outside areas i.e. entertainment areas, schools, lodges and restaurants. The material is harder and more durable than wood. It comes in various colors i.e. brown, black and green.
No more sanding, buy once, buy recycled plastic furniture.
Production of furniture
Our plastic timber is composed of waste plastics including HDPE, PVC, PP, ABS, PS and PLA. Powder or pellets are mixed to a dough-like consistency at roughly 400 °F (204 °C) and then extruded or molded to the desired shape. Additives such as colorants, coupling agents, stabilizers, blowing agents, reinforcing agents, foaming agents, and lubricants help tailor the end product to the target application. The material is formed into both solid and hollow profiles or into injection molded parts and products.
Resin, regrind, and most of the additives are combined and processed in a pelletizing extruder. The new material pellets are formed in a mold and cooled. Pre-distribution testing can help determine the optimal combination of chemical agents, design, agitation, and other flow aid strategies for the specific material in use.
Properties of recycled plastic
Plastic lumber can be molded to meet almost any desired spatial condition, a major advantage over wood. It can also be bent and fixed to form strong arching curves. Plastic lumber works like wood – it can be shaped using conventional woodworking tools. At the same time, it is waterproof and resists all types of rot and mold. Plastic lumber is not sensitive to staining from a variety of agents. A major selling point of this material is it doesn’t need to be painted. It is manufactured in a variety of colors, and is widely available in grays and earth tones.