Tanasote® Oil-based copper wood preservative

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 application graphics

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.

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Why choose Tanasote® ?

Performance Testing

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.

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A Focus on LCA

Looking specifically at utility poles, independent Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) results show that  Tanasote® treated wooden poles were the lowest impact pole type when compared against other materials.

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Latest News:September 23rd 2021

Tanasote® – celebrated for its innovative approach to wood preservation

Modern-day alternative to creosote recognised by prestigious UK timber industry awards