Wood – Plastic Composites Manufacturing

Industry

Manufacturing

Company Type

Wood Plastic Composites

Location

US

Size

$33 Million

Investment Type

Equity
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Overview

PJ Woodlands, LLC is seeking $33 million to grow this ecologically minded manufacturing company. Uses its patented process to turn forest waste and recycled plastic into commercially viable wood and metal substitute products.

  • Wood plastic composite manufacturing and licensing company with worldwide exclusive rights to Altree™
  • Altree™ is a replacement to aluminum roadway guide signs and has since been adopted as a green building material suitable to replace plywood and other wood-based sheeting products – improves forest health and sustainability
  • Reduces the likelihood of catastrophic forest fires
  • $4.5 million of founder capital and grants invested to date
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Opportunity

  • Wood Plastic Composites (WPC) are an environmentally friendly substitute for both wood, plastic and steel, taking
    market share from these materials at a CAGR of 11%
  •  With growing concerns about the environment and meeting CO2 emissions requirements, companies are developing effective and efficient WPCs from recycled raw materials
  • Roll up potential within the highly fragmented WPC market at the manufacturing and distribution level

Initial target markets sizes and growth rates globally

Market Size in billions Yr. 2020 CAGR through 2027 Ref
Traffic signs and posts $6 3.6% 1
Wood based panels $145 7% 2
Outdoor furniture $18 5.7% 3
Shipping pallets $83 5% 4
Wood – plastic composites $5 11% 5

Ref.1 Industryresearch.biz; Global and Regional Traffic Signs 2021 to 2027 Report #18124862
Ref. 2 Grandview Research; Wood Based Panel Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Plywood, MDF, HDF, OSB, Particleboard, Hardboard), By Application (Furniture, Construction), By Region,
And Segment Forecasts, 2020 – 2027
Ref. 3 Market Research Future (MRFR), “Outdoor Furniture Market Research Report, by Material, Product Type, End-User, and Region – Forecast till 2027
Ref. 4 Valuates Report; Pallets Market by Type (Rackable, Nestable, Stackable, and Display), Material (Wood, Plastic via Injection Molding, Plastic via Other Methods, Corrugated Paper, and Metal), and End-user
Industry (Food & Beverage, Chemical, Retail, Pharmaceutical, and Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020–2027
Ref. 5 Technavio; Wood-plastic Composites Market by Product, by End-user, and by Region- Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020-2024

 

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Solution/Strategy

Solution

  • Altree™ is a green, recyclable, reusable, wood
    fiber plastic composite made from woody
    biomass fiber and “milk jug” plastic using
    patented manufacturing technology. Water,
    UV, animal and insect resistant, holds nails
    better than wood, is cost competitive,
    environmentally friendly, and has over a 20-
    year life. The manufacturing processes are
    patent protected
  • Althin™ is a clean, dry, fiber. Wood chips
    come from small diameter trees, standing
    dead trees, fire thinnings and forest slash,
    using the entire tree-trunk, branches,
    treetops, bark, needles, berries and leaves,
    leaving behind no waste in the forest once
    harvested.

Strategy

  • Extensively tested by private commercial and federal
    government laboratories, including USDA Forest
    Products Laboratory, 3M Corporation and Sandia
    National Laboratories. Altree™ Gen I product is BEES®
    certified
  • Delaware plant has equipment in place and will operate
    in a co-located plant at O.A. Newton and Son, Co.
    Investment of over $1.5 million by O.A. Newton and Son.
    Texas plant is built. LOI signed with UNICOR to provide
    sales & marketing, facilities and labor
  • Commercial distribution ready to launch through LOI’s
    with three distributors

 

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Management

Tony J. Burger

Founder and CEO

 

  • Founder of a management consulting company, Optimization Strategies Group, LLC which is focused on project management, business development and the commercialization of intellectual property
  • CPA – worked at Arthur Andersen and Co. in Dallas and New York
  • Former Vice President and Controller of the Global Markets Proprietary Group at Bankers Trust
    Company in New York
  • Former senior associate at Blackrock
  • Bachelor’s degree in accountancy from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

John Youngquist, P.E.
Chief Technical Officer

  • Expert in wood-based composites and has performed research & development of Altree™ since its inception
  • Former Research Project Manager at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory at Madison, Wisconsin
  • Well-known for pioneering research and program direction in the development of wood processing technologies and wood-based composite products
  • Co-editor and author of several chapters in the Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences and more than 145 scientific and non-technical papers
  • Inventor and holder of six U.S. patents
  • Chemical engineer who studied law and business management at the University of Wisconsin Madison and statistics and advanced calculus at Rutgers University

Tim Leftwich
Chief Operating Officer

 

  • Environmental professional and natural resources manager with over 45 years of experience directing and managing multidisciplinary startup projects for various industry sectors including mining, manufacturing, petroleum and agriculture.
  • Founder of GL Environmental, Inc
  • Bachelor’s degree, Behavioral Psychology, Texas A&M University
  • Master’s of Science degree, Range and Wildlife Science, Texas Tech University

Ron Simonetti
Chief Marketing Officer

 

  • Brings essential marketing experience from the relevant fields of plastics, polymers and composites
  • Over 25 years of executive experience in sales and marketing, business development and sales management
  • Formerly with DuPont, GE Plastics, Ecostrate and PRC Composites
  • Chemical Engineer from West Virginia University, MBA in Finance and International Business from Drexel University
  • Formerly with GE Plastics in the Global Additives Group with full P&L responsibility for $50 million business
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Ken Margolis | Managing Partner Castle Placement, LLC
1460 Broadway Street, Rte 400
New York, New York 10036
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