All Terracast® Products are made from a Linear Low Density Polyethylene, or LLDPE, which is a member of the plastic family.
From the materials we use, to our manufacturing process and corporate practices, we believe in an environmentally conscious solution.
Our LLDPE is very pliable and isometric. It is formulated and designed to withstand living outside in the elements and weather for many years, without deteorating or corroding.
Other types of plastics can’t compare. For example, a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is another type of plastic used for injection type molding. HDPE becomes brittle after months outside in the sun and the elements. It’s not possible to add UV inhibitors to high-density polyethylene, so it doesn’t have anywhere near the longevity and durability that our LLDPE resin products offer.
We blend a UV inhibitor into the resin during the original coloring process, which protects our products from sun damage so the color stays vibrant, true and beautiful for years.
LLDPE comes to us in the form of little pellets, about the size of a grain of rice, which go into a pulverizing machine where they become a fine powder. That powder is taken into a color blend machine where we add pigments and dyes.
After the color is blended, the resin is weighed into a predetermined amount, which is poured into a clamshell mold. The mold is sealed shut and placed into an oven to cook. As the mold is rotated on two axis, the powder melts and liquefies. It cakes onto the mold from the outside in, and builds into itself, inside of the mold of the planter, light pole, or whatever is being molded.
Our ovens are powered by natural gas heat and the cooling chambers use reclaimed water. Not only is our resin recyclable material made from up to 100% recycled material, but our processes and practices are also environmentally conscious and sustainable.
Go the Distance
Using environmentally friendly resin greatly enhances the beauty, durability and longevity of any project. Whether it’s the creation of a new project or structure, or renovation or redevelopment of a site, Resin saves money, time, and the environment.
TerraCast® products leave a smaller carbon footprint, because our process has less of an impact on the environment, from manufacture to delivery.