Americhem Inc. has debuted a concentrate that produces lasting, realistic wood-grain effects.
The Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, firm says nGrainT builds wood-grain effects directly into the formulation rather than just on the surface as in the cases of embossing and laminated film. The product will not delaminate, crack or be nicked, Americhem claims. Random grain effects help make the product look real. The formulation can be adjusted to give a range of wood-like effects such as bold grains to subtle feathering.
nGrainT can be used in monoextruded, coextruded and foamed products such as siding, cladding, fencing and injection molded accessories like fence-post caps. It is effective in several resin systems, including ABS, polyethylene, vinyl and polystyrene. It also is suited to wood composites with PE, polypropylene and vinyl.
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