The FLEXBARK division is the state-of-the-art environmental replication of artificial bark and trees developed by Replications Unlimited. It is the result of a unique polyurethane elastomeric material and an innovative production process to create the most realistic artificial tree bark available. Now artificial tree bark can be quickly created with texture and coloring so realistic it can easily fool the best botanist.
"The tree bark was extremely realistic and the effect was exactly what I wanted."
"Love this product!"
"We ordered some bark for a diorama. This product looks extremely convincing. Great product."
What We Do
Replications Unlimited employs a state-of-the-art system for environmental replication of artificial bark and trees. We can make a wide variety of tree types, sizes and structures. All we need from you is the diameter, height, type of tree and number of branches and then we can provide you with a bid.
The ``Old`` Way
Conventional methods of artificial tree bark fabrication involve applying Shotcrete/concrete or an epoxy mastic to the ``tree-like`` form. This is followed by labor-intensive embossing or hand-carving the material to resemble tree bark.
A Flexible mold is taken from an existing tree to capture every detail and texture nature has created. From these mold, flexible ``sheets`` of bark are produced using Replications Unlimited's spray-applied elastomer system. This material fully penetrates every crevice and detail to exactly replicate the original tree.
The final color of the artificial bark is accomplished with our multi-tone process. These stains allow the fabricator to duplicate the appearance of the original tree, alter its color to fit a particular environment or create a special effect.