Fence, Decks & Rails

Additives & Polymer Composites for Fences, Decks & Railings

Dow is a worldwide supplier of plastic additives used to enhance a variety of building materials.

Dow is a worldwide supplier of plastic additives used in a variety of construction materials, imparting toughness, process heat stability, weather resistance, greater output rates, fine foam cell structure and balanced lubrication to base polymers.

Our PARALOID™ foam cell stabilizers are essential for processing foamed PVC deck boards and other building and construction products. Like all PVC materials, foamed PVC requires thermal stabilizers to prevent degradation, foam cell stabilizers to provide melt strength for gas containment and lubricants to keep compounds from sticking to metal surfaces of processing equipment.

Fusabond® Coupler Aids Making of Wood Polymer Composites Create highly filled polyethylene-based wood polymer composites that retain their integrity through freeze/thaw cycles while meeting the rigors of heavy traffic.

By optimizing viscosity and coupling effects, DuPont™ Fusabond® helps manufacturers achieve more consistent strength performance while allowing for adjustments to filler and lubricant levels for energy-efficient processing of molded parts or extruded profiles.

Typical applications include decking, railing, windows, doors, decorative trim, moldings, automotive parts, truck flooring, boardwalks and docks.