Natures Composites manufacturing plant and main office are located in Torrington, WY (about 3 hours north of Denver, CO). The company has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that produces the industries most sustainable, highest performing composite products including fencing, decking, lumber and other composite building materials made from recycled HDPE reinforced with wheat straw cellulose.
Natures Composites main product lines are TerraFenceTM, which is a full scale line of composite fencing products that includes privacy, ranch rail and ornamental styles. TerraDeckTMis a full line of composite decking material and products and hand railing that offers the composite decking market a superior alternative to the many wood composite and vinyl products available. Terra, meaning "from the Earth", is a perfect description for Natures Composites various products and product lines. Our goal is to continue to chart the path to sustainability through strong research & development efforts, partnerships with University and nonprofit organizations around the world, plus making contributions to the composites industry to advance and broaden the overall synthetic building materials category.
Sustainable Building Materials
The wheat straw used to produce our sustainable lumber products is an annually renewable resource and byproduct produced by the agricultural industry. Prairie forests of wheat straw are grown annually in America’s Heartland whereas trees require 20 – 40 years to grow before harvesting and timber harvesting has a scientifically proven negative impact on fragile forest ecosystems.
Recycled Plastic Lumber
Natures Composites research & development efforts trace back to 1994 when we first began inventing the technologies with focuses on utilizing recycled plastics rather than virgin plastics to help detour waste from filling already over-flowing landfills. Some plastic can take up to one million years to degrade in landfills making them ideal materials to use for long lasting composite decking and composite fencing products, but undesirable to bury in the ground for land filling. Natures Composites are fully recyclable and can be reused to produce similar or different sustainable building materials in the future.
TerraFenceTM and TerraDeckTM are GreenSpec® Listed by Building Green, a leading institute that promotes and certifies products for eco-friendly, green status. In addition, TerraFenceTM and TerraDeckTM are also certified under the USDA’s BioPreferred Program, a program used by the Federal Government to substantiate the classification of green products since the Government is now mandated to purchase eco-friendly, green products wherever possible.
Natures Composites main office and manufacturing facility are located in Torrington, WY where the wheat straw used to produce sustainable lumber is grown by regional farmers and a large percentage of the recycled plastic used in the manufacturing process is sourced from the Rocky Mountain region. Natures Composites continuously strives to reduce and minimize the carbon footprint associated with manufacturing its sustainable building materials.
While TerraFenceTM and TerraDeckTM are in every regard the greenest and most eco-friendly, they are very much high performance sustainable building materials that have been fully developed and tested. Our composite fence and composite wood decking lines are stronger than competing wood composite and vinyl products, retains color better and have a more natural wood look and feel.
Natures Composites uses no toxic additives, chemicals or materials in its product or production process in contrast to vinyl fencing and decking producers, which use toxic additives that are harmful to stabilize their products for outdoor applications. Natures Composites plant and manufacturing process is an industry leader with the goal of being a "zero waste" process and compete vertical integration of production processes, which further minimizes carbon footprints.