Atlanta — Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, announced that the company’s composite decking business (formerly Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies (AERT) will now operate as MoistureShield. By adding MoistureShield composite decking and railing products to its portfolio, Oldcastle APG said that it is building on its history of growing brands such as the Echelon masonry wall systems, Belgard Pavers and Walls, Permacon Hardscapes, Sakrete Bagged Concrete and Amerimix Mortars.
“For more than five decades in North America, Oldcastle APG has set the standard for products, innovation and related brands that service the outdoor living category. With the acquisition of AERT in 2017, we set out on a new endeavor to bring our blueprint for success to the composite decking marketplace. Today’s name change is more than a new logo it’s a commitment to our customer base,” Oldcastle APG Executive Vice President Ken O’Neill said. “We commit to delivering best-in-class composite solutions for our many customer channels… from production, innovation to customer support. Carrying the Oldcastle APG name brings expectations—something we’re excited to exceed now and into the future.”
The MoistureShield line of moisture-resistant composite decking is, manufactured from 95% recycled content, and can be installed directly on the ground, in the ground or under water. Within the MoistureShield line are capped products such as Vision, which utilizes an advanced manufacturing method called DiamondDefense creating a variegated appearance resembling interior hardwood flooring. MoistureShield features Infuse with a realistic wood-grain finish and ability to withstand total submersion in water; and Vantage, an uncapped composite.
Select products within the MoistureShield line are available with CoolDeck technology, which reduces heat absorption by up to 35% percent compared to conventional capped composites.