An Industry-wide Product Color and Appearance Challenge

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Who: Pressure treated lumber manufacturers.

What: Provide an attractive, durable wood stain finish for pressure treated wood.

How: In the mid 1990’s, the pressure treated lumber industry on the west coast was searching for a way to provide a more attractive appearance for their products. Remember when pressure-treated lumber was green instead of reddish-brown? They needed a solution that was compatible with their treatment chemistry and production processes. Eco Chemical™ produced waterborne wood stain technology that proved to be the winning formula. Besides being able to provide the market with more attractive products, these companies realized the benefits of UV fade-resistance from high quality iron oxide pigments, low VOC emissions and non-flammability with Eco Chemical’s highly concentrated waterborne product.