Teknor Color Co. has debuted a color masterbatch containing biocide to increase longevity of wood-plastic composites used in residential decking.
Tek Deck Pro masterbatch combines color, ultraviolet absorber, and Vinyzene biocide from Philadelphia-based Rohm and Haas Co., at a price about 15 percent lower than if the additives were purchased separately, said the Pawtucket, R.I., firm.
The biocide controls fungal growth that makes cleaning composite decks difficult. Vinyzene contains no heavy metals. Tek¼nor said the masterbatches can be used with polyolefin resins as well as rigid and flexible vinyls.
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