In the early part of the decade of the 1930s, a British Chemist by the name of John Crossfield had developed a formulation for mixing natural rubber and cement (which are not compatible by nature) to be used as a sloping compound and underlayment for ocean going vessels. Crossfield’s company was called Surfacing Products. In 1938, a group of investors purchased his company and formed Crossfield Products Corp.

During World War II, natural rubber was put on allocation and, at the same time, synthetic rubber polymer technology was being developed for commercial uses. Crossfield Products adopted the new technology and began manufacturing polymer modified concrete for both interior and exterior of ships such as the Queen Mary, the SS America and the Queen Elizabeth. It also began developing these products in cooperation with the U.S. Navy.

To identify this family of products, the company coined the trade name Dex-O-Tex® which is a contraction of the term “decks of latex.” Dex-O-Tex® has become synonymous with quality construction chemicals with worldwide distribution.

The marine deck covering and coating business continues to remain an important part of the company’s core business. Crossfield Products Corp. has also emerged as a leader in the commercial/ industrial specialty flooring and coatings industry.