WAYNE, NJ - ISP has launched a new website focused on the four major sources of wood degradation and the technical solutions that will allow coatings formulators to produce higher performing wood-care products. The new site, ispwoodcare.com, looks at the root causes of wood degradation by visible and ultraviolet light (UV), water and moisture, insects, fungi and algae, and suggests formulation approaches that manufacturers of wood coatings can take to create new industrial and consumer products. The site contains an overview of the new issue of lignin protection as a strategy for protecting wood. It features a technical library of literature, formulations and test results that support higher-performing wood-care protection coatings. Products featured on the website include SunCare® lignin protection products, WetCare™ water repellency additives and ISP’s line of IPBC-based fungicides. All of the ISP products may be used alone or in combination to create premium wood-care coatings that can be marketed with longer-lasting claims.
According to Scott Edris, Senior Director of Global Marketing, Performance & Agricultural Chemicals, ISP launched the wood-care site in support of formulators that want to create the next generation of wood-care products. “In our R&D and technical laboratories, we’ve found that novel technologies designed to address the principle causes of wood degradation will help formulators create higher-performing wood-protection products,” he said.