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Tie becomes terrace. Bathrobe becomes beam and overall becomes flowerbox. Wootex is a new material made of recycled textile and plastic waste, produced in a unique, patented process. It offers ‘woodlike’ qualities and is an environmentally friendly, easy to process and low-cost material. Ideal for manufacturing noise barriers, beams, flowerboxes, garden patios and just about anything builders, designers and manufacturers can come up with.
There is hardly any difference between Wootex and wood in strength, processing and usability. Wootex products are smooth to the touch, do not splinter or rot and are weatherproof. Their lifespan is longer than wood or synthetic materials, and it does not require painting or other means of protection. The available color is grey and brown.
Kiwa, an independent Dutch certification institute, has thoroughly tried and tested the mechanical qualities of this material. They report a flexural strength between 8 and 18 MPa, tensile strength of 2 to 9 MPa, flexural modulus of 600 to 1150 MPA and water absorption of less than 0.5%. No matter which innovation or idea you have in mind for your market, let the Wootex advisors know.
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