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Preservative Treated Wood FAQs

What is pressure treatment?

Pressure treatment is a process that forces chemical preservatives into the wood. Wood is placed inside a closed cylinder, then vacuum and pressure are applied to force the preservatives into the wood. The preservatives help protect the wood from attack by termites, other insects, and fungal decay.

American Galvanizers Association www.galvanizeit.org

American Wood-Preservers' Association www.awpa.com

Arch Wood Protection, Inc. www.archchemicals.com

Viance www.treatedwood.com

Forest Products Laboratory - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture www.fpl.fs.fed.us

GalvInfo Center www.galvinfo.com

Kop Coat-Trib II http://kop-coat.com/

Osmose, Inc. www.osmose.com

Southern Pine Council www.southernpine.com

U.S. Borax Inc. www.borax.com

Western Wood Preservers Institute www.wwpinstitute.org

Wood Treatment Products, Inc. www.eswoodtreatment.com

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