Many consumers might know LifestyleGarden’s most innovative material innovation as the headline grabbing, DuraOcean®, but did you also know that in LifestyleGarden® we have introduced a plethora of materials that blend sustainability with the ultimate in style and performance? Let’s dig deeper into the seven amazing materials which are helping to drive the sustainability agenda and work to make every LifestyleGarden® item truly stunning.
New-for-2021 AluPrint® is boggling the minds of many! The patented printing technique creates beautiful and hyper-realistic finishes on aluminum profiles. In fact, the effect is so convincing that LifestyleGarden® has created special ‘We can’t believe it isn’t wood!’ merchandising signage to showcase this unique material innovation within the retail environment.
Created entirely in-house, the AluPrint® finish enables a natural look to be added the metal whilst also maintaining a very low weight and high durability. The process also means that little details are not forgotten, requires zero maintenance and offers premium weather resistance, meaning each piece will meet the high-quality which has synonymous with the LifestyleGarden® brand.
DuraBoard® has created a lot of noise in the marketplace since its introduction. Duraboard® - an innovative material for outdoor tabletops - is an environmentally friendly material that is durable, highly UV-resistant and has a unique surface finish. It features two main components, Fsc-eucalyptus sawdust and polyethylene resin, extruded to create a strong, durable structure. The tabletop is treated with a UV-coating process, receiving a multi-layer coating which makes it highly resistant to scratches and weather conditions.
The production of Duraboard® occurs entirely in-house, enabling each stage of the process to be closely monitored for quality control purposes. Due to the combination of the two components and the highly durable surface finish created, LifestyleGarden® Duraboard® is the future of tabletop surfaces.
Recyclable and recycled plastic: Duresin® and DuraOcean®
With plastic usage being high on the international agenda, LifestyleGarden® is extremely proud to confirm that it has already taken steps to reduce even more the impact of its plastic products, including a new recycled plastic material that will be unveil soon. Duresin® and DuraOcean® are both innovative, sustainable and form an important part of the circular economy:
Duresin® is a unique and stand-out formulation that contains no harmful chemicals, while the material can be fully recycled, eliminating waste.
DuraOcean® is made from recycled ropes from the maritime industry to prevent plastic from polluting our oceans.
Both materials are also cleverly designed for full disassembly, meaning that all the products can be easily recycled at the end of its life.
Another winner in LifestyleGarden®’s armory is Petan®, a synthetic rattan fibre that is not only durable and weather-resistant but a wicker that displays a natural colour and feel, providing a further option for consumers who want something natural looking without compromising on quality or longevity. Petan® is made from raw polyethylene mixed with eco-friendly colour additives, resulting in a range that’s 100% recyclable.
Aluminum & Duracoat®
Aluminum offers the latest in contemporary style and all LifestyleGarden® aluminum furniture is protected with Duracoat®. Not only does this multi-layer, oven-cured powder coating offer sophisticated appeal, but it provides a high-class finish that’s resistant to the worst that British weather can throw at it. Cast aluminum in the Portals range is manufactured using die-casting technology, allowing for ergonomic design and the creation of unique shapes. The result is supremely weather-resistant and lightweight aluminum frames, protected by Duracoat®, to ensure that furniture stands the test of time.
Teak remains one of the world’s most desired species of wood. With its rich golden-brown hues and ability to resist the weather, teak’s rustic beauty ensures that this beautiful timber never goes out of fashion. LifestyleGarden® is proud to only use teak that is FSC-certified, meaning it’s grown in responsibly managed plantations – while teak is also sourced and recycled from structures on the island of Java, taking sustainability to a new level.
It’s easy to create a stunning outdoor space with LifestyleGarden®’s Rope - a premium-quality material made from olefin yarn, which combines strength with high performance. Handwoven by skilled craftsmen, LifestyleGarden®’s rope holds the latest in contemporary appeal.
Finally, LifestyleGarden®’s fabrics collection ticks all the boxes: excellent weather-resistance, durability in all climates, easily cleaned and with an appearance that resembles woven linen fabric.
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