Timbron’s recycled-polystyrene interior moldings are especially well suited for use in damp and humid areas.
Timbron International, Inc., offers interior decorative moldings that are 90% recycled polystyrene but have the density and workability of softwood. These durable wood-alternative crowns, bases, quarters, and rounds come in a white finish but can be painted. This competitively priced faux millwork is waterproof and mold-resistant—setting it apart from wood and making it particularly appropriate for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry areas, and basements. The company extrudes over 5 million board feet (12,000 m3
) of its product annually, selling much of it through Home Depot retail locations.
Timbron’s recycled content has been certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) as 75% post-consumer and 15% pre-consumer. Since its inception, Timbron has partnered with industrial facilities that produce large supplies of waste polystyrene—most of which is packaging, qualifying as “post-consumer” because the businesses that supply it are the intended end-users. Timbron provides the businesses with a densifier to compact the waste and transports the material to its California facility. In addition to expanded polystyrene (EPS), the company collects general-purpose polystyrene (GPPS, the clear plastic used in CD cases) and high-impact polystyrene (HIPs, a ubiquitous material used for everything from radio knobs to clear-plastic drinking cups).