10May 2018

EPA Approves Alternative Utility Pole Preservation Treatment- UltraPole NXT

Viance offers utilities an effective industrial wood preservative system

Charlotte, N.C. (May 10, 2018) – The U.S. EPA has approved the registration of a new oil-borne wood preservative system (UP-23) based on the active ingredient DCOI. UP-23 is designed to protect utility poles, cross arms and transportation bridge timbers from fungi and subterranean termites. The formulation is a rigorously tested, environmentally-advanced preservation system that offers municipalities and utilities an alternative to preservative systems currently in use. UP-23 treated wood will be branded UltraPoleTM NXT in the marketplace.

The active ingredient, DCOI, used in Ultrapole NXT is a major component of the marine antifouling paint, Sea-Nine™, which in 1996 won the US Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for the design using greener chemicals. DCOI is also an active ingredient in Ecolife®, one of America’s most popular pressure treated wood products used in backyard projects.

UltraPole NXT treated poles are backed by a 50-year warranty against termites and decay—the industry’s only warranty for an oil-borne preservative.

UltraPole NXT represents the next generation of industrial wood preservatives designed for the 21stcentury.

About Viance

Viance, a leading provider of wood treatment preservatives, offers an extensive range of advanced wood treatment technologies and services to the global wood preservation industry. With expertise in wood biocides and wood protection chemicals, Viance raises the benchmark in the development of advanced building material solutions that improve the performance and durability of wood products for sustainable building. Viance is a joint venture of DowDupont™ Inc. and Venator™ Chemicals LLC.

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