MIDLAND, Mich.—Touting its new silicone-polyethylene technology for composite decking as environmentally friendly, Midland-based Dow has introduced a hybrid system that looks to improve the performance of wood-plastic composites.
Known as the Amplify Si PE 1000 system, Dow officials said manufacturers can expect to see higher production rates, lower rejection rates and "overall improvement in the tensile and flex strength of their wood-plastic composite boards," according to a release from the company.
Geared specifically toward composite decking, the new technology also applies to docks, railing, wall cladding, siding, fencing, window profiles, automotive and other applications.
"Manufacturers can more easily bring new life to recycled plastic, a tremendous contribution to sustainability and product re-use," said Mauro Gregorio, business president, Dow Consumer Solutions.
The Amplify system debuted at K 2019, held recently in Duesseldorf, Germany.
To learn more, visit Dow's website.
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