MAUMEE, OHIO — Fiberon Wildwood composite cladding has earned two design awards: a Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, and a Product Innovation Award from Architectural Products magazine.
“These awards validate the commitment we have made to producing beautiful, high-performance building products that are sustainable and kind to the environment,” said Kate Haws, director of brand marketing for Fiberon.
The Good Design Awards program honors “both products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions for innovation and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace.”
Similarly, the Product Innovation Awards recognize “the products, systems and materials helping architects achieve new designs and challenge the status quo.”
Wildwood composite cladding is made from 94% mixed recycled plastic and wood fiber content destined for landfills and incinerators. Using as many as 2,000 plastic bags in a single Wildwood board, Fiberon says it annually repurposes an average of 100 million pounds of recycled plastic into wood-plastic composite products.
“The emphasis on creating a product from recycled plastic bags makes this product highly rated on the sustainability scale,” wrote one of the judges for the Product Innovation Awards.
“Creating quality, sustainable products is at the core of what Fiberon does. We are consistently looking for ways to be better stewards of the environment, and that starts with creating products that are built to stand the test of time,” Haws said. “After all, if a product made from recycled materials doesn’t last a lifetime, how sustainable is it, really?”
Wildwood is available in two nature-inspired collections and is available in a variety of board lengths and widths for added design flexibility.
Wildwood is engineered to cut and install similarly to real wood without the hassle and does not require the same staining and painting maintenance that wood requires.