The Dow Chemical Co.
) has introduced RHOPLEX Deck and Concrete Restoration (DCR)
Binders for restoration coatings at the ongoing 2014 American
Coatings Show (ACS) being held at Georgia World Congress Center
in Atlanta, GA. This binder helps existing wooden decks and
concrete porches at outdoor gathering places revive their look
and remodel them back to their earlier attractive appearance that
has been ravaged by harsh winter weather.
Instead of spending thousands of dollars on repairing and
replacing damaged decks or porches, one can use RHOPLEX DCR
binders that resist dirt and staining, and have flexibility and
resistance to cracking.
RHOPLEX DCR binders, which do not include alkylphenol ethoxylate
(APEO) surfactant in its composition, are developed and tested by
Dow Coating Materials scientists. These binders are exposed to
the elements over coated, well-weathered wood and concrete
substrates at the Dow Exposure Station in Spring House, PA.
RHOPLEX DCR-317 and RHOPLEX DCR-113 binders build on the
signature durability of RHOPLEX 100% Acrylic Binder Technology,
and are tailor-made binders specially designed to meet the unique
needs of deck and concrete restoration coatings in this rapidly
growing market segment.
Another chemical company
) has also launched, at the ACS, a set of new emulsion products
namely, EcoVAE 450, Avicor 385 and Avicor 390 for architectural
paints. The company is also exhibiting at the show, its varied
product line for the coatings and adhesives industries including
solvents, vinyl acetate monomer, ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)
polymers and emulsions.
The newly launched set of emulsion products provides solutions to
many of the industry's issues including low-volatile organic
compounds (VOC) primers, stain resistance and broad formulation
Dow Chemical currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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). While Methanex holds a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Olin
carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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