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Ten months ago, the Eco Chemical™ team gained an invaluable member: chemist Johnte Meagher. After studying General Science and Chemistry at Oregon State University, Johnte worked for Forrest Technical Coatings and then for Akzo Nobel, the largest producer of paints and specialty chemicals in the world, formulating water-based interior…
About twenty years ago, manufacturers began experimenting with wood stains because they were having trouble marketing their pressure treated lumber. Applying stain provided a more attractive finished product as well as better surface resistance to degradation from weather and sun. It was challenging to develop a stain that was…
Manufacturers of pressure treated lumber products, like any manufacturer, face the challenge of continuous product improvement in order to stay competitive. Besides competition from other pressure treating companies, there is growing competition from non-wood products with substantial marketing support aimed at consumers. As always, the challenge requires solutions that…