Products and Solutions Aug 31, 2015 11:00 AM
TIMBERTECH® decking a real success
Since ThyssenKrupp Plastics, a company of the Materials Services business area, added TIMBERTECH® to its product portfolio, sales of the material have gone from strength to strength. Major orders started coming in as soon as the product went on sale. One interesting reference project for example is the Main-Danube Park office complex in Nuremberg. The modern seven-story building is strikingly designed to look like a ship's hull. Its spacious terraces feature TIMBERTECH® decking in grey and chestnut, giving the custom-built structure an authentic wood-like appearance. In total 600 square meters of the model TWINFINISH was fitted in this attractive property.
TIMBERTECH® is also to be found further north, in the idyllic surroundings of a country castle hotel in Saxony-Anhalt. A gallery based on historical designs was built around the courtyard of the hotel in one of Germany's oldest preserved moated castles. For the flooring 1,000 meters of RELIABOARD cedar was used. This high-quality flooring blends in harmoniously with the 800 year old masonry of the listed Westerburg castle. ""We're really pleased that demand for TIMBERTECH® keeps growing and we can be involved in such exciting projects with our custom solutions,"" says Arno Fröhlich from the ThyssenKrupp Plastics sales team who won the order for the hotel.
Sales via ThyssenKrupp Plastics
TIMBERTECH® decking is sold via ThyssenKrupp Plastics and is available in three variants: solid-core RELIABOARD, in roughly the same price segment as hollow-core boards, TWINFINISH, which is particularly easy to install, and solid-core TERRAIN, which gives stains no chance. With its fine-textured and grained surface, the wood-plastic composite (WPC) combines the appearance of wood with the durability of plastic.
ThyssenKrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Over 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2013/2014 ThyssenKrupp generated sales of around €41 billion.
Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.
ThyssenKrupp Plastics GmbH based in Essen, Germany offers a nationwide service focused on product and application advice, fabrication, sourcing and delivery. It has a portfolio of over 40,000 plastics products and brands stemming exclusively from renowned international producers who are among the technology and market leaders in their respective product areas. The range is tailored to the requirements of customers in the DIY/builders’ merchants, building, industrial piping, engineering plastics and visual communication sectors.