The material is reportedly lightweight, strong, and durable during and after installation.
The material is reportedly lightweight, strong, and durable during and after installation.

CPG Building Products, a subsidiary of US building materials supplier CPG International LLC, has developed new reinforced plastic material for use in house cladding.

The polyurethane/glass composite is made using Baydur polyurethanes from polymer specialist Covestro LLC and can replace traditional siding materials such as vinyl, wood and fiber cement board.

Advancements in the long fiber technology (LFT) process and Baydur polyurethane chemistry, coupled with improved tooling and manufacturing techniques, have made it possible to mass produce the composite cladding, the company says.

The material is reportedly lightweight, strong, and durable during and after installation.

‘It’s these properties – strength, durability, lightweight and good aesthetics –that have made composites an attractive alternative to steel, aluminum and other polymers in a number of markets, from agricultural equipment and truck cabs to spas and hot tubs,’ said Covestro’s Paul Platte.

This story is reprinted from material from Covestro, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.