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Replas product Guide

New Replas product guide

Replas has issued an all-new product guide - a quality 32-page publication that covers the company's ever-increasing range of functional and economical products made from recycled plastic.  

For your copy of the 2013 Replas Product Guide, contact Colin on 021 813442 or Barry  on 021 431656. 

Look out for Metal Art at the 2013 Fieldays

If planning to attend the NZ National Agricultural Fieldays this June, look out for the Metal Art exhibition, and come along to meet members of the team. We'll be located at Stand R42, in the area near Gate 4, which is at the eastern end of the Mystery Creek site. The Fieldays run from 12 to 15 June 2013. 

This our first year of participation in the Fieldays comes on the back of a very successful Auckland garden industry trade show held in March.  "Auckland was a great success, and our products drew a lot of interest from councils and the commercial sector," says managing director Carl Longstaff. "For the Fieldays, we're excited about the prospect of also showcasing to the pubic what we have, and what we can do."

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Mystery Creek. 

New release of quality street and park furniture 

The Metal Art product range continues to expand with the release and first installations of four new park and street furnishing lines.  

The clean lines of the Seaview Seat and Bench, with their central support and chunky slats, make these stylish pieces of furniture suitable for use in streetscapes and green spaces. The Peninsular is a robust setting also supported by one central post to provide lots of leg space for  picnic gatherings at the park. The Garden Bench meanwhile, has found popular use to cap off and add seating space to raised garden beds around many shopping and commercial precincts. 

Seaview Seat  Seaview Bench
Peninsular Setting Garden Bench
Pictured clockwise from top left are the Seaview Seat, Seaview Bench, Garden Bench and Peninsular Picnic Setting. For further information about these new products and our complete range of street and park furniture, visit the Metal Art website or call us on 04 939 6666. 

Replas stops the traffic in Mercury Bay
Around the Coromandel Peninsular, council staff charged with keeping beach and reserve car parks in order are turning to our bright yellow Replas wheel stops.  As car parking areas have been upgraded, the recycled plastic Replas units have proved successful alternatives to other options. They are highly visible, so there’s no longer a need for models with built-in reflectors, which are frequently dislodged by impact with turning car tyres.  “We have Replas wheel stops installed at high profile parking sites exposed to coastal conditions,” says Scott Farrell, Parks and Reserves Officer at the Thames-Coromandel District Council’s Mercury Bay office. “We have not noticed any issue with colour fade or fragility.”
Replas wheel stops

Replas wheel stops provide  an economic solution  wherever car park upgrading or development is taking place.“They are strong   enough to take the larger vehicles that use our parks, the price is competitive, and supply good,” says Scott. 

Replas seat a real blessing

At our lucky product draw held during the last New Zealand Recreation Conference, Walter Miller of Rotorua District Council won the right to donate a Replas Kimberley seat to the non-profit organisation of his choice.  Walter chose the Seventh Day Adventist School in Rotorua as recipient, and our Auckland Manager Colin Merritt recently went along with Walter to make the presentation.
The manufacturing process turned some two cubic metres of waste plastic that would otherwise have clogged up a landfill into a useful seat for the students to use and enjoy. “It was a nice surprise to receive this gift, and good for the students to see recycling in action,” says the school's Principal Lanea Strickland. “We’ll put it to good use as a prayer seat.” 
Recycled plastic seat
Colin Merritt talks to the class about recycling plastic

Enduromesh - an industrial application

Back in 2011, Lower Hutt company Powder Coating Services (PCS) trialed Enduromesh on its drying area floor The recycled plastic product was such a success in the chemical-laden environment, that the company recently expanded its application. Enduromesh panels are now in use throughout the busy drying area, where they allow the residues of chromate and architectural pre-treatment systems to drain away quickly and safely.  

We are very pleased with our decision to use Enduromesh, says Dave Beazer, manager of PCS. "As well as aiding the drying process, it is resistant to everything we throw at it and safe for our staff to walk on."

Long-lasting Enduromesh is available in four colours - the green and black made using recycled plastic - and produced as interlocking 1225mm x 422mm x 40mm panels. 
Metal Art Ltd
51 Port Road, Seaview
Lower Hutt 5010
New Zealand
Ph +64 4 939 6666
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