A New Choice For High Performance Heavy Duty Timbers
For several years our Research and Development team have been working on Tanasote™ – a wood protection technology developed as a modern day alternative for Creosote.
Tanasote™ has been purposely designed to be used for timbers that endure the most demanding environments, such as utility poles and railway sleepers. It was crucial, therefore, that Tanasote™ was designed to minimise early failures whilst providing a long service life.
In April 2021, Tanasote™ was launched in Europe following Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) authorisation. This authorisation was granted following the wood preservative passing stringent risk assessments, as well as generating extensive data and studies to prove that it is effective against wood destroying fungi and/or insects.
Whilst the EN Standards have played a significant part in the development of Tanasote™, to prove real world performance in the most demanding of environments we have engaged in additional testing in high humidity and aggressive field test sites as well as laboratory fungal studies. Testing of water-repellent properties has also been undertaken.