US Liner uses reinforced recycled core
to produce an eco-friendly composite
Nov 7, 2011 7:00 AM
US Liner Company, a division of American Made LLC, announces its latest green initiative: ECOTEX. This glass-reinforced composite is manufactured by laminating Versitex skins onto a chopped long-fiber polypropylene and glass core.
Michael LaRocco, president of US Liner, said, “ECOTEX is an example of how we blend a reinforced recycled core product with our standard Versitex material to create a unique hybrid product that is eco-friendly and cost effective. Our customers can find both strength and attractive pricing, which can allow a low-cost alternative to replace wood, steel, fiberglass, and other non-reinforced recycled materials.”
Jeff Meek, director of sales and marketing, said, “We are trying to be creative to all the possibilities for such a durable material. It has similar attributes of Versitex—just a different manufacturing process. As this product line grows, US Liner will introduce a ‘buy-back’ program to close the recycling loop for our customers.”
According to the company, ECOTEX offers twice the impact protection of conventional fiberglass panels, is lighter in weight, and costs less. Currently provided in 3/16" thicknesses and widths up to 96" by virtually any length, ECOTEX sheets are suitable for applications in truck trailers, cargo and storage containers, building and construction, recreational vehicles, and military structures and equipment.
Already supplying millions of pounds to the truck/trailer and refrigerated rail markets with Versitex materials, US Liner has developed relationships in the RV and intermodal container industries.
Access www.USLCO.com for further information.
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