Eco Chemical’s TempLine Wins Association of Washington Business Environmental Excellence Award
Eco Chemical wins Green Enterprise & Technology Award category for best practices in developing environmentally sustainable paint and stain products
SEATTLE – June 12, 2012 – The Association of Washington Business (AWB) today announced that Eco Chemical, a leading manufacturer of water-based wood stains and coatings for synthetic and natural grass athletic fields, is the recipient of the AWB Environmental Excellence Award, winning in the Green Enterprise & Technology Award category.
AWB’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize member companies of all sizes and types across the state for their initiative, innovation and outstanding achievements in environmental compliance, protection and conservation. The awards focus on: actions that create a better environment; products that help environmental quality; actions to prevent or reduce environmental problems and conserve resources; and processes, including education and business operations, that improve the environment. AWB recognized Eco TempLine, the company’s water-based removable paint for synthetic turf fields, as a symbol of the company’s commitment to making environmentally-friendly paints and stains.
Eco TempLine was developed in conjunction with the Seattle Seahawks. The team approached Eco Chemical to solve a problem that had been plaguing them and many others that play on multi-use, synthetic sports fields: How to mark their field with paint that can withstand rain, snow and the wear and tear of a game, but can also be quickly and easily removed so the field can be quickly repainted for another sport, such as soccer. Eco Chemical’s response to this challenge was to research, develop and patent Eco TempLine Removable Synthetic Turf Paint. The product has worked so well, it is now being used by 80 percent of NFL teams that play on multi-use fields—including this year’s Super Bowl—as well as numerous colleges and municipalities.
“We are very pleased to receive this recognition from the AWB,” said Mark Cheirrett, president of Eco Chemical. “It’s just one example of our commitment to making environmentally friendly paints. This award reaffirms that our products are safe, and that our customers can feel good about purchasing a quality product from Eco Chemical.”
About Eco Chemical
Eco Chemical is an environmentally savvy technology company that, since 1991 has manufactured only water-based, non-toxic paints and coatings. The company’s mission is to apply the latest developments in paint chemistry and environmental stewardship to its customers’ paint and coatings challenges.
The company’s divisions include Eco Paint + Stains, which custom-develops stains for wood treaters throughout the Western U.S. and Canada; TempLine Field Coatings + Equipment, water-based paint for synthetic turf and natural grass athletic fields, and synthetic turf paint removal equipment; and Eco Coatings Lab, Eco’s R&D team, which is constantly scanning for new developments in raw materials and methods that will improve existing products, solve a customer’s problem, or help develop a revolutionary new product.
About the Association of Washington Business
Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes more than 7,800 members representing 650,000 employees. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. While its membership includes major employers like Boeing, Microsoft and Weyerhaeuser, 90 percent of AWB members employ fewer than 100 people. More than half of AWB’s members employ fewer than 10. For more about AWB, visit http://www.awb.org/.