PERLABOARD is latest technology co-extruded plastic based decking which contains no wood.
The co-extrusion capping is Acyrlic Styrene Acrylonitrile ( ASA) thermoplastic coating ; 0.9mm thick polished to 0.6mm. This is bonded to the solid core through the manufacturing process. Dual colour technology together with moulding of grain profiles give the decking a really authentic imitation matt wood look.
The decking core is manufactured without wood, comprising roughly 40% foamed PVC and 50% Calcium Carbonate, a common building material. The remaining 10% comprises additives (non-toxic, non-invasive) including colourants, UV stabilisers, anti-oxidants, lubricants and binding agents.
The wood grain look is produced by a combination of a woodgrain profile on the surface of the core, together with a dual colour application for the ASA cap.