About the Lumber

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Trex® Outdoor Furniture™ is made in the USA with POLYWOOD® lumber:

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    • Primary raw material = High-density polyethylene (HDPE), think milk jugs and detergent bottles
    • Added UV-inhibited pigment systems to help maintain color throughout, not just on the surface.
    • Also includes foaming compounds and selected process additives


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What is HDPE?

HDPE (high-density polyethylene) is a durable plastic widely used to make milk jugs, laundry detergent containers, bottle caps, and more. While plastic isn’t biodegradable, post-consumer HDPE bottle waste can be
transformed and reused for many applications, including outdoor furniture.

Residue such as food, paper, and adhesives are removed through a decontamination process and once clean,
it’s transformed into durable POLYWOOD lumber.

We reclaim over 99% of our factory waste & recycle it back into the manufacturing line.

Our material resists oil, insects, fungi, salt spray and more

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