Fire retardant treated wood and insects preservative treated wood : the big plus your wood production needs
Among a rising number of architects, engineers and structure designers, using wood as the main material seems to be a growing trend.
Wood, a noble and renewable raw material, used since forever in construction, is considered as the main attraction in many construction projects these days, from housing projects to megastore projects. Sometimes, wood will actually become the main attraction in the building, since it helps create a warm, cozy and organic environment, providing an enhanced experience for both the client and the employee.
In these days and age, the customers are overwhelmed and the workforce hard to retain. For every company, being able to stand out is an unavoidable necessity.
By giving gross wood a fire retardant treatment, as well as a preservative insects treatment, you have an enhance raw wood material to offer to the many interested professionals in the construction industry.
Fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW), on the rough and tough side of things
A wood-framed building comes with several advantages :
- Wood is a natural insulator that helps minimize heating and cooling costs.
- Wood is a renewable resource.
- Producing wood is less energy consuming.
- Wood residues are now very often reused or recycled.
Fire-retardant-treated wood is not only an advantage since it’s also able to meet or exceed expectations. Plus, it sounds good in a sale pitch.
Before getting wood a fire-retardant treatment, there at least two important things to consider, meaning the type of wood, as well as its thickness.
The fire-retardant treatment must be given to gross wood before any kind of major transformation as occur.
Fire-retardant-treated wood stays easy to transform and can be but without changing is fire-resistant power.
More so, it has been proven that wood, compared to steel, appears to be more resistant when put to the test with fire, according to the data from Wood Preservation Canada.
IDCAM has an IDTAGGER robot (it is as cool as it sounds) that can help put the right tag on the fire-retardant-treated wood, enabling companies to save time and money, plus making it easier to handle.
Oleochemicals wood treatment, or giving a hard-time to wood craving insects
Even though it sounds a little like a drug from the 1970s, oleochemicals wood treatment protect raw wood from insects who solely eat (you got it!) wood, and also from rotting agents like mushrooms.
Back in 2010, a team of researchers at OLEOTEK worked on a study for both the provincial and federal government. Their goal was to find an eco-friendly alternative to the A.C.Q treatment usually use, a product that tries without entirely succeeding to lower the toxic problem caused by the C.C.A wood treatment, a lethal mix of copper, chromium and arsenic.
That being said, oleochemicals wood treatment against insects and mushrooms are efficient but are not invincible. Therefore, it is recommended to adapt the wood preservative treatment to the corner of the world to whom the wood will be sold.
FRTW and wood preservative treatment: a plus value
Knowing that a house or a billion dollar building will be built with fire-retardant-treated wood and wood preservative is certainly a plus value.
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