Picnic tables, benches, and so much more made from tough recycled plastic!
Fusion Marine’s outdoor furniture range made from recycled plastic offers a much longer lasting yet environmentally friendly alternative to wood.
The Barcaldine based company is perhaps better known as a leading manufacturer of polyethylene equipment for the aquaculture industry, but in recent years it has expanded this plastics’ expertise to cover a range of outdoor leisure products that is supplied by its subsidiary, Fusion Recycled Plastic Products.
This includes picnic tables and benches, as well as walkways, fences, bridges, way-marking posts and other related products. All these items are ideal for caravan and holiday parks, nature reserves, town centres, urban areas, visitor centres and many other recreational uses. Memorial benches are also supplied – and the company even supplies decking made from recycled plastic!
The tables and benches, and other products are much tougher than wood and are available in colours that blend in naturally with the environment.
Recent customers included the Kilbowie Residential Outdoor Centre near Oban where Fusion Marine supplied eight picnic tables. These picnic tables were the ‘Ganavan’ model and are coloured dark brown, providing a subtle and natural appearance. Fusion Recycled Plastic Products also supplied The Rockfield Centre in Oban with benches and picnic tables forming a great sitting out area. The advantages of recycled plastic for such outdoor products include:
• Tough and durable
• Decay resistant
• Low maintenance
• Environmentally friendly
• Slip-resistant surfaces
• Will not crack or split
• Non-toxic and inert
• Weather resistant
• Impervious to water
• Resistant to micro-organisms
• Better chemical resistance
• Will not leach chemicals into the soil.
Fusion Marine also manufactures marine pontoons that provide convenient access for small craft. These pontoons are incredibly versatile as they can be sited on tidal shores, providing convenient marine access.
These pontoons are ideal for a wide variety of business and leisure applications and have the capability to transform a shore location. Typical uses include: hotels looking to attract leisure craft; mooring associations and yacht clubs; community associations; outdoor activity centres; country estates; angling and leisure boat operators; and private homeowners in waterside locations.
A number of communities around Argyll have already installed these pontoons and are reaping the benefits. These include the Strachur Bay Mooring Association, Lochgoil Watersports Club, Craignish Boat Club and several others.