TORRINGTON, WY -- (Marketwire) -- 08/15/11 -- Natures Composites, a sustainable decking and fencing company that has revolutionized the industry by manufacturing decking and fencing products made from wheat straw and recycled plastics, announced it has received ICC-ES verification.
Sold under the product names 'TerraFence' and 'TerraDeck,' the certification is proof that the company's products meet code requirements. As a technical resource for building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others, ICC-ES evaluation reports are used to ensure that products meet code requirements. As a leading independent nonprofit corporation, ICC-ES thoroughly examines product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure products are code compliant.
'The ICC-ESR 3176 approval validates our proprietary process using annually renewable wheat straw and recycled HDPE,' said Kim Boos, national sales manager for Natures Composites. 'By using our products, it's easy to reduce the carbon footprint, support local farmers and eliminate toxic chemicals and additives -- all while meeting building code requirements.'
Natures Composites is unique in the composites and lumber alternative market for using 94 percent rapidly renewable and reclaimed materials, including cellulose from wheat straw and recycled plastic. Benefits include stronger, longer-lasting, affordable, environmentally friendly fencing and decking material that resists moisture, insects and sunlight with minimal maintenance required.
Natures Composites' innovative use of highly renewable, locally sourced materials offers exceptional environmental benefits. Wheat straw, a byproduct of the agriculture industry, is put to productive use instead of wasted. Rather than wood, wheat is rapidly renewable, grown and harvested annually, and readily available from regional farmers.
Natures Composites sources its recycled plastic from nearby U.S. based recycling companies, providing a market for this growing supply stream. This combination of strong wheat fiber and recycled plastics ensures the product will not splinter or crack, and offers protection from elements including moisture, UV, insect and rot damage without having to use or apply harmful chemicals, paint, stain or sealant.
About Natures Composites
With a 20-year warranty, Natures Composites materials are as easy to work with and install as natural wood. Natures Composites distributes products through retail and wholesale channels in North America and Europe. The company also holds a Bio-Preferred rating from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). For more information, including complete installation guidelines and product care, visit www.naturescomposites.com.
ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention that develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.
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