3 Juli 2007

Composite decking with antimicrobial protection

Correct Building Products, manufacturer of CorrectDeck composite decking, is now offering an additional range CorrectDeck CX with Microban antimicrobial product protection. It is claimed to be the first composite decking to combine antimicrobial protection that resists mould and mildew with stain and fade resistance.

“We developed CorrectDeck CX with Microban protection in response to homeowner concerns that composite decking needed to be improved in several areas, especially mold and mildew resistance,” said Martin Grohman, president of Correct Building Products. “Microban antimicrobial technology makes those improvements because it inhibits the growth of mould and mildew that can cause unsightly stains and spots.”

“It truly fulfils the promise of low maintenance that composite deck owners expect,” Grohman said. CorrectDeck’s co-extrusion process engineers Microban protection into each board. “Other composite deck materials are susceptible to fading because wood fibers were exposed to the elements, but because our decking protects fibres, darker colours won’t lose their rich look and lighter colours won’t look black when wet.”

“We’re very enthusiastic about Microban antimicrobial product protection and what it means for our customers,” Grohman said. “We’ve always made a very strong, sag-resistant deck through our use of polypropylene instead of polyethylene, and now with CorrectDeck CX with Microban product protection, we’ve developed a composite deck that really is low-maintenance for homeowners and businesses.”

Editors’ note: Kosche Profilummantelung GmbH, producer of the WPC-product Kovalex, presented composite deckings with antimicrobal protection on the trade fair “Bau München” in 2005.
Please also note the following initiatives on Wood Plastic Composites:

(Cf. news of 2007-06-20, 2007-02-02 and 2006-09-18.)

Source: Correct Building Products, press release, 2007-07-01.

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