Manufactured maritime materials

Some of the U.S. Coast Guard’s aging marine facilities in the Northeast will get a face-lift using some of the newest building materials available as the result of research at The University of Maine.

UMaine’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composites (AEWC) Center has a three-year, $500,000 contract with the Coast Guard to develop and test composite components for decks, walkways and retaining walls. The hope is that the engineered components will last longer, minimize environmental impact and be made from recycled materials.

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