Not all wood stains are the same. Some stains lightly cover lumber, while others build a heavy film, coating the surface like paint. But both wear down over time and require redoing. Let’s take a closer look at erosion coating and film-forming stains. First, here… Read More »Erosion coating versus film-forming stains – what gives?
You don’t have to look too far back to capture the history of coloring pressure treated lumber. It’s a market innovation that Eco Chemical played a critical role in getting started a little more than two decades ago. The trend originated in the West where… Read More »A fresh look at colorants for pressure treated lumber
One of the bright spots in today’s fencing market seems to be all about pre-stained wood fence pickets or panels, and based on what we are seeing, things are just beginning to heat up. Pre-stained fencing presents consumers with a very attractive and highly affordable… Read More »The latest in fencing market: The demand for color just keeps growing!
Judging strictly from initial appearance, it’s hard to distinguish one wood stain from another. Basic wood stain chemistry is fairly consistent from one product to the next, but ingredient quality, quantity, mix ratios, and manufacturing processes can make a big difference in product performance. For… Read More »What makes a deck stain a deck stain?
The natural beauty of wood, in addition to its abundance and workability, has made it a popular choice of material for construction when appearance is important. Unfortunately, if left unprotected from the elements, most species of wood will readily discolor or degrade, not only from… Read More »Wood Stains Can Satisfy a Broad Range of Color Choices
Customer interest and demand for pre-stained pressure treated lumber and fence boards seems to be growing across the country. We in the industry know that staining treated wood with a high-quality stain, either before or after treatment, gives it added surface protection. We suspect the… Read More »Why bother staining pressure treated wood?
Eco Chemical™ is truly one-of-a-kind. And that’s how we view each of our customers, making innovation a keystone of our business. In 1991, we began as a small team of chemists and paint professionals developing custom engineered stain solutions for clients who needed and valued… Read More »A LEGACY OF INNOVATION: CUSTOM ENGINEERED STAIN SOLUTIONS
For over 25 years, Eco Chemical™ has been serving the wood products and industrial coating industries with customized paint and stain solutions. There had been a persistent lack in the market for a durable fence stain that could be produced to accommodate a variety of… Read More »ECO CHEMICAL™ INTRODUCES AN INNOVATIVE NEW FENCE STAIN
As 2016 ramps up, Eco Chemical anticipates that this year will bring even more growth for our clients and the industry – and we’re continually on the lookout for innovative technology and processes to better serve you and your markets. As part of that vigilance,… Read More »AN ECO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY UPDATE: THE WEST COAST MARKET
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at a low boiling point – meaning, they can turn from solids and liquids into gasses at ordinary room temperature. This transformation releases large numbers of molecules into the surrounding air. VOCs… Read More »WHAT ARE VOCS, AND WHY DO THEY MATTER?