Darrell Badertscher, the inventor of Nature Shield™, the “NEXT GENERATION PROTECTION” antitranspirant, has been around paints and coatings since he was 6 years old. That is when his father, Elmer, started Burke Paint Company. As a teenager, Darrell worked summers at the company paint plant learning how to make paint and fostering an interest in Chemistry. In high school and then onto college, Darrell excelled in science and math, with his major being chemistry. Upon finishing college, Darrell went to work in the company business as the chemist. Darrell purchased the company in 1978 when his father retired.
Over the years, Darrell has created many innovative, one of a kind coatings for applications on wood, concrete, asphalt, and metals. Nature Shield™ is the second product he has introduced for use on living plants. Helping them survive during drought times, during the stress of transplanting or helping them survive the stress of winter cold. Polymer science can be used in many ways and Darrell has a long history of using polymer science to develop innovative products to help solve a multitude of problems that may have otherwise, gone unsolved.
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