Non-composite Composite Decking: Really?

Press Release
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Dr. Shae Brown: Image credit Nyloboard

NyloBoard's Dr. Shae Brown shares global insights on emerging technologies for decking materials.

NyloDeck manufactured by NyloBoard is called the “non-composite” composite decking material because it contains no wood or PVC and is not a cap stock product. Its material composition uses recycled carpet fiber and VOC-free resins to create exceptionally strong, durable and eco-friendly deck boards that are impervious to moisture, mold, mildew and termites, and will not swell or rot.

Global advancements in materials and manufacturing featured at The 2013 European Coatings Show and Congress are finding their way to the latest composite decking materials, according to Shae Brown, senior chemist at NyloBoard, LLC , who recently attended the Show in Nuremburg, Germany. NyloBoard produces NyloDeck®, a new generation of composite decking that is sourced and made in the U.S. and contains 100 percent recycled carpet fiber, with no wood or PVC.

Brown recounted top trends and insights from the Show, along with their potential impact for NyloDeck:
1. Shared knowledge is helping manufacturers address production holistically to identify individual opportunities for greater sustainability.
“By learning from other companies’ and industries’ best practices, we’re looking at how a single step in our production line can either be removed or combined, without sacrificing any quality. That one change can add up to significant energy efficiency, which contributes to improved sustainability.”
2. Coatings, which are considered more environmentally friendly, are becoming increasingly prevalent for building materials, without compromising durability.
“At NyloDeck, we currently use an advanced flexible, yet incredibly durable coating, which provides superior UV protection that enables us to offer a 25-year Fade and Stain Warranty on top of our 25-year Limited Residential Warranty. However, we continue to work with our coating partners to identify the latest proven technologies that are both environmentally friendly and highly effective against UV exposure.”
3. IR (infrared reflective) coatings have the potential to enhance the properties of decking materials.
“IR reflective coatings can create cooler surface temperatures by efficiently reflecting near-infrared rays of sunlight. This is an exciting advancement not only in the coatings industry, but in the decking industry as well, because this may lead to decks that stay cooler to the touch, even in the heat of the summer.”
4. Advancements in weather testing equipment are delivering even higher levels of confidence in product performance.
“By using the most sophisticated weathering testing and equipment, both internally and with third-party labs, we are able to accelerate weathering conditions faster and with more quality control than ever before, so we can be sure that NyloDeck will hold up for years to come in consumers’ backyards.”

For more information about NyloDeck click here.


Marine Equipment

WSS Marketing Turner Design’s Ballast Water Compliance Tool

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS), provider of products and services to the shipping industry, said it has signed a partnership with Turner Designs USA to market its

Custom Dredge Keeps Santa Cruz Harbor Clear

The winter of 2016 was an unusually harsh one for the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor in Santa Cruz, Calif. Four years of drought was followed by an El Niño season that brought storm water runoff,

First Multi-stream DuPont Scrubbers Installed

DuPont, through its subsidiary Belco Technologies Corporation (BELCO), is installing the first of its proprietary in-line, multi-engine marine scrubbers serving

Yachts

Hammond New International Sales Manager, Fairline Yachts

British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, announces Robert Hammond as its new International Sales Manager. Robert will be responsible for Fairline's

MV WERFTEN, Foreship Sign Design Agreements

MV WERFTEN signed a letter of intent with the engineering company Foreship in Stralsund today. The agreement includes parts of the basic design as well as design,

Lucas Marine, Harbor Breeze Cruises Partner to Cut Fuel Costs

Lucas Marine is partnering with Harbor Breeze Corporation to help reduce the yacht charter and cruise company's fuel costs, maintenance and environmental impact in Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0545 sec (18 req/sec)