Characteristics of Wood Preservatives - NatureWood

The NatureWood wood preservative is a waterborne, alkaline copper quaternary preservative systems developed to provide long-term protection of wood exposed in exterior applications. The NatureWood system is based on the well-established effectiveness of copper combined with an organic quaternary compound and is applied to wood by pressure treatment. Copper and quaternary compounds are effective fungicides and termiticides. Together they provide protection from a broad spectrum of fungi and termites. Quaternary compounds are commonly used as swimming pool additives, disinfectants and sanitizers and have antibacterial properties.

Properly treated and processed NatureWood products are similar to CCA treated wood products - both are pressure treated, long lasting, durable, clean to the touch and have no objectionable odor. More than a decade of field test performance and commercial use worldwide establishes the proven effectiveness of the NatureWood preservative technology against termites and fungal decay.

Freshly treated NatureWood products begin with a familiar greenish color and will over time turn to a light tan/brown color upon exposure to sunlight. As with outdoor wood products, NatureWood products will eventually fade to gray over time. The preservative technology in NatureWood products is registered by EPA as a non-restricted pesticide and does not require Proposition 65 labeling in California. NatureWood products as described in National Evaluation Report - NER# 628, meets all major model building code requirements.

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Disposal Recommendations
NatureWood products which are no longer useful such as cutoffs, broken boards, sawdust or treated wood material taken out of service are not considered hazardous and may be disposed of in landfills or burned in commercial or industrial incinerators or boilers in accordance with state and federal regulations.