Dutch Boy delivers new stain-resistant product
Dutch Boy Paints has announced a new interior paint and primer, featuring new Stain-Shield Technology.
Platinum Plus paint offers added washability, stain resistance, and scrubbability, lab tested to be up to 50% more stain-resistant and washable than a leading premium paint competitor in satin sheen (superiority ranges from 24% – 50%, depending on the sheen selected.)
The 100% acrylic formula makes it easy to wash away coffee, tea, ketchup, crayon, and lipstick with a soft sponge and mild household cleaner, and it prevents the growth of mildew.
The new formula also provides hide and stain-blocking power at the price point of $33.98 per gallon and up, sold exclusively at Menards stores beginning this May of 2017.
The paint can be tinted to Dutch Boy’s full range of 1,340 vibrant colors.
“The category has changed a lot over the last few years, with consumers’ needs expanding,” said Debbie Zietlow, Dutch Boy Product Manager. “Consumers are looking for paint products that are durable and easy to clean, so they can spend more time enjoying life. As the landscape continues to evolve to meet their needs, we saw an opportunity for Dutch Boy to create a product that delivers on the performance our consumers expect from luxury paint, but at a lower price than expected.”
Platinum Plus will be available in four sheens – flat, eggshell, satin and semi-gloss – and in ceiling paint.
Johns Manville celebrates 5 years at Ohio plant
Johns Manville is celebrating its five-year anniversary at its EPDM manufacturing plant in Milan, Ohio.
EPDM is a thermoset synthetic rubber single ply roofing membrane known for its durability, ease of installation and weather-resistance.
The plant was opened in May 2012, and the official celebration will take place in July of this year.
“We are so impressed with the dedicated employees in Milan and their pride of ownership in manufacturing high-quality roofing products,” said Joe Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager of JM Roofing Systems. “Our investment in Milan fits well with our already strong position in the marketplace. We also have a strong connection to the local community and look forward to many more years of success in Milan.”
Johns Manville is using modern extrusion technology as a part of their process, which results in a cleaner sheet with fewer pock marks or voids. The benefits to roofing contractors and building managers are significant; using a membrane with fewer surface defects can lead to a longer lifespan and lower lifecycle costs.
“We have exceeded expectations in Milan,” said Jennifer Ford-Smith, Director of Sales for JM Roofing Systems. “Our top priority when we opened five years ago was to use state-of-the-art equipment to make the best EPDM membrane in the industry. The ability to leverage a product with superior characteristics with the innovation of our FIT (Factory Inseam Tape) seaming method has resulted in a steady increase in customer demand for our products.”
The plant employs about 100 people who live in Milan and surrounding communities.
The company operates two other manufacturing plants in northern Ohio: an insulation plant in Defiance and an engineered products plant in Waterville.