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Our History First Recycled Plastic Lumber. N.E.W. Plastics Corp. was founded in 1968 by Irvin Vincent. The plastics industry had exploded after World War II, and demand for products was increasing. Not long after inception, Irvin began exploring the idea of recycling their plastic trimmings and industrial waste.
Plastic Lumber Trade Association Formed At a July 28 meeting in Pittsburgh the first steps were taken towards the establishment of an association to represent and coordinate the recycled plastic lumber industry. The Plastic Lumber Trade Association (PLTA) was officially formed with approval of all present at the meeting, though membership ...
Uniting diverse plastic lumber producers and other industry-related plastic lumber producers to promote the engineering, art and science, marketing and procurement of recycled plastic lumber and other recycled plastic lumber products.
“Even though construction is down, we are seeing that plastic lumber is more a preferred material, especially in environments where customers are looking for long life. Contractors, builders and property owners are looking for better value,” said Brian Larsen, president of the Plastic Lumber Trade Association.
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Alan Robbins, president of the Plastic Lumber Trade Association (Akron, OH), told the group’s annual meeting last November that the 2000 sales volume for our (one of the most successful producers of plastic/wood decking products in the U.S.) was estimated to be almost US$100 million — higher than the annual sales of the entire RPL industry.