Division 06 Wood, Plastics, and Composites
Division 06 Wood, Plastics and Compositescovers a group of traditional and modern building materials that are used in all types of construction as structural, non-structural and finish building materials. The many distinct properties offered across the spectrum of wood species, material types, and production methods allows for a wide range of uses and applications. This division encompasses wood used in both rough framing and finish carpentry applications. Plastics and composites are modern materials that continue to be modified and improved to enhance their current abilities. Plastic is manufactured from polymers, a synthetic material, and can be moulded or extruded, uniformly, into virtually any shape. Composites are an engineered product, manufactured from a combination of two or more materials, and commonly include plastic, wood, glass and carbon fibers. Division 06 describes plastics and composites as typically used in exterior elements and light structural applications.