San Diego, California - Lifetime Composites llc has signed distributor BlueLinx Corp. to sell its LifeTime Lumber product line in the US.
LifeTime Lumber is a new eco-friendly deck, dock, and fence material that uses thermoset polymers mixed with recycled mineral filler, the company said. Specifically, LifeTime uses fly ash gathered from power generation processes (usually coal-fired power stations) combined with polyurethane to create a new composite.
When UTI reported on the LifeTime's lumber products in 2005, the company used a mixing process utilising water-blown formulations based on conventional polyether polyols and MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) in a continuous process capable of making porous boards.
Used as a wood alternative, the lumber will not rot, be affected by termites, support mould, absorb water, or "significantly expand or contract," the company claims.
"Our focus is to provide customers with environmentally-friendly and reliable wood-free building alternatives; all without having to compromise aesthetics," said LifeTime president Jim Mahler.
BlueLinx will initially distribute the product in Arizona, Nevada and Southern California, the statement said.
"The reason we are very excited to distribute LifeTime Lumber is that the product is something that completely new to the industry - sustainable and green - without all the drawbacks of other decking lumbers," said Brad Strosahl, general manager of BlueLink Western Region. (RD)