Squirrel Tested, Nature Approved*

*No squirrels were actually “poled” for their opinions.

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Long-term Efficacy with Low Environmental Impact

If you liked Penta treated wood poles, you’re going to love UltraPole NXT with DCOI!

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The first major innovations in treated wood pole protection with 28 years of stake performance data.

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UltraPole NXT in the News

Viance launches new ultrapolenxt.com website

Designed to support pole producers, utilities, and communication companies Charlotte, N.C. (November 3, 2021) – Viance, an innovation leader in the wood preservation industry, announces the website launch of UltraPoleNXT.com focused on the newest innovation in preservatives for the wood utility pole market. UltraPolenxt.com is the go-to site for information on UltraPole® NXT and UltraArm®…

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DCOI Added to RUS Bulletin for Specification for Wood Poles

On October 14, 2021, RUS revised Bulletin 1728F-700 for RUS Specification for Wood Poles, Stubs and Anchor Logs to add DCOI. DCOI (4,5-Dichloro-2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one) is standardized by the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA). DCOI is sold under the brand names, UltraPole® NXT and UltraArm® NXT developed by Viance, LLC. DCOI is also now in the RUS…

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Proposals pass towards AWPA standardization

At the fall technical committee meeting of the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) held in Santa Fe, NM Sept 27-30, Bob Baeppler, Viance Business Development Manager for the Industrial Division, presented proposals to three different technical committees. The proposals were: In Committee “P-5 Methods for Chemical Analysis of Preservatives,” a proposal to modify Standard A71…

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Penta production coming to an end?

    Pentachlorophenol production is coming to an end in December 2021.  The formulating of the concentrate and delivery of chemical will extend into the first quarter of 2022.  Some pole treating plants have inventories that will extend well past the deadline while others have already converted to alternatives.

  • What is significant about UltraPole NXT and UltraArm NXT?
  • What are the benefits for linemen?

What are Customers Saying

  • Brian Murch, Electric Distribution Supervison, Painesville, OH

    “The first things I noticed were the poles were odor-free
    and dry to the touch.”

    Brian Murch, Electric Distribution Supervison, Painesville, OH

  • Troy Carpenter – Foreman, J.F. Electric, Edwardsville, IL

    Working to rebuild an electric distribution line for
    South Central Power Company

    In replacing utility poles with DCOI treated UltraPole NXT utility poles,
    Troy Carpenter said,
    “Unlike the other poles, these don’t smell and
    they don’t cause me to sneeze.”

    Troy Carpenter – Foreman, J.F. Electric, Edwardsville, IL

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