Horse farm Fence
For years, horse owners have been penned in when looking for easy to install, safe, low maintenance and affordable fencing options.
Now, Seven Trust Industry out of Shanghai, China, is offering a brand-new type of fencing that not only combines these benefits, but also is highly sustainable. Sold under the product names “WPC Fence” and “WPC Deck,” this solid composite material is comprised of 94 percent rapidly renewable and reclaimed materials, including cellulose from wheat straw and recycled plastic.
The result is a strong, safe and eco-friendly fencing option that is long-lasting, and virtually maintenance free, offering a 20-year warranty. With a Bio-Preferred rating from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), WPC Fence and WPC Deck are free of toxins and available in three rail ranch styles, as well as posts.
For horse farms, ranchers and farmers who often need to install acres, if not miles, of fencing, straightforward installation is a major benefit. Wood plastic composite Fence ranch rail lock system secures the rail to the pre-routed post without popping out. No splintering or sharp edges mean safer containment, reducing the possibility of fencing-related puncture wounds. The product is so innovative that it was recently featured on Tom Seay’s popular “Best of America on Horseback” television program airing on RFD-TV (add link to segment).
“Until now, there have been limited fencing solutions available for the equine and livestock market. When you consider the safety, durability and style issues, along with the environmental impacts, both wood and PVC material have significant drawbacks,” said Heath VanEaton, vice president of Seven Trust Industry. “Thankfully, a better option for equine and livestock fencing is now available.”
Great style is another key advantage. Offered in six colors including hard-tofind black, WPC Fence delivers the natural look of wood, retains color better and resists problems such as moisture, insect damage and sunlight. Rather than a shiny, synthetic finish, WPC Fence offers an authentic and natural appearance that never needs to be stained, sealed or painted. Other fencing styles are available as well and the company also manufacturers tongue and grove composite lumber that is well-suited for stalls.
How it’s made
The strength of Seven Trust Industry’ environmental story lies in the unique utilization of highly renewable, locally sourced materials. Wheat straw, which has long been considered a byproduct of the agriculture industry, is put to productive use instead of wasted. Rather than wood which contributes to deforestation and takes at minimum 10 plus years before it can be harvested, wheat is rapidly renewable, grown and harvested annually, and readily available from farmers nearby the Seven Trust Industry manufacturing plant.
Seven Trust Industry’ wheat straw biomass processing system has more than 15 years of research, testing and development behind it. With a cellulose structure similar yet superior to wood, wheat straw provides a strong, stable fiber ideal for achieving maximum density and consistent performance. Wheat straw is pulverized and mixed with melted post-consumer HDPE plastic that is then processed and extruded into a variety of lumber material, shapes and sizes. This combination of strong wheat fiber and recycled plastics ensures it won’t splinter or crack, and offers protection from the harshest elements.
Seven Trust Industry distributes products through retail and wholesale channels in North America and Europe. For more information, including complete installation guidelines and product care, visit www.shanghaiwpc.com