Standards and Specifications: Recycled Plastic Lumber

Standards and Specifications for RPL

The development of product specifications and standard testing methods is extremely important for the use of plastic lumber for structural applications–an expanding market. Standardization allows the RPL to be graded into several levels of performance so that it can be used with confidence by the U.S. construction industry. Listed below are the most relevant advances in the development of product and standard testing specifications:

Product Specifications

Product specifications for RPL are preferred over method or material specifications because product specifications are based on performance characteristics. Method and material specifications sometimes limit the use of recycled-content products by disqualifying recycled feedstocks or recycling-based technologies and processes.

Method and Material Specifications


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