Be glad to send you some Nate. PM me.
I just reread my post and I want to clarify some things. First I have actually been "working" with this chemist for over 3 years, but the way I worded it sounds like we have been working on a formula "for years".
That's not the impression I am trying to give. Anyone who knows me well, knows I have CMIITFS (Chronic Multiple Irons In The Fire Syndrome) so this formula could have been arrived at in months actually I just never devoted much time to it all at once.
I was really going to pursue this vigorously about 18 months ago but the mix we had at that time hadn't been tested through the summer months and at the same time I had my actual labels back from the graphic artist and my trademark papers ready to mail (literally) I started seeing mildew in my logs. I'm glad it happened in hindsight. Most sealers have a mildecide in them but most do not have enough to be effective in a high heat, high humidity climate like we do here most of the year.
So back to the drawing board I went. This chemist I am talking about is a young guy but he is a wizard. They have never added the kind of mildecide to a log sealer that I was now requested and he said flat out "I have no idea how this will actually work or if it will." They add it to the was sealer they sell to the big lumber companies for sealing their OSB but I was the test bed for this. We sort of educated each other because logs were not his forte, and wax emulsion was not mine.
So he would say something like "well we do have a ***xx-based mildecide but it is only formulated for a ***x-wax, not for a ***x-based log sealer. What you are asking is really off base it hasn't been done before as far as I know." And I would say something like "Well will it blow up when you mix it?" and he would say something like "Haha of course not it just might not have the viscosity you nedd to spray it." and I would say something like "Spraying be dmanded I want it thick thick thick I don't want to have to apply it twice!"
So the short of it is, the kind of mildecide he added, in the quantity he did, thickened this stuff up perfect for me. No mildew and no reapplications. No spraying but I don't care. The first couple of formulas would not dry clear so that was out because I need to see the rings and growth pattern to saw it like I need to, but he finally tweaked it to where it does dry clear and also dries fast. One pre-mildecide batch was thick enough but took days to dry. No bueno.
Anyhow. That's where I am at with it. You want to try it PM your snail mail.