Product Specifications and Information
Buy American Act
Download Buy American Act letter here.
Dear Valued Customer,
This letter serves as compliance certification that Viance preservatives for the following brand(s) are manufactured in the United States and meet the requirements of the Buy American Act.
(1) D-Blaze® - Fire retardant treated wood and plywood for interior use
(2) Preserve® CA-C - Copper Azole Type C for residential, commercial and agricultural use
(3) Preserve® CA-B - Copper Azole Type B for residential, commercial and agricultural use (Canada)
(4) SupaTimber® CCA - Chromated Copper Arsenate for industrial and commercial applications
On January 25, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order that strengthens the Buy American Act provisions, pushing federal agencies to buy more products made in the United States and closing loopholes in the existing provisions.
The Buy American Act applies to all U.S. federal government agency purchases of goods over $10,000 and under the Trade Agreement Act threshold (generally $182,000 for supply contracts and $7,008,000 for construction contracts). When purchased by federal entities for public use, the Act requires that these goods be produced in the U.S. and at least 50 percent of the cost of their components must come from the U.S.
Products that do not meet the definition of domestic end product are subject to a price penalty, although there are certain waivers and exceptions. The Order creates a “Made in America Office” to manage the waiver process, increase scrutiny of waiver requests and ultimately reduce the number of waivers granted.
If you should need further information, please contact your sales representative or anyone at our office so that we may assist you.
Thank you for your interest in Viance products.
Eastern Region Sales
Western Regional Manager
- CSI 3-PART SPECS
- Green Product Certifications and Contribution Points for Building Rating Systems
ULTRAPOLE® NXT poles and crossarms with DCOI
UltraPole NXT poles and crossarms are formulated with the active ingredient DCOI, an environmentally advanced oil-borne preservative designed for utility infrastructure for wood poles and crossarms.
UltraPole NXT for SYP Information Sheet
UltraPole NXT for DF Information Sheet
UltraPole NXT and DCOI Product Page
D-Blaze FRTW ICC-ES ESR-2645 with California Supplement
D-Blaze City of Los Angeles Research Report – RR24502
D-Blaze BXUV V335 Fire Resistance Ratings ANSI/UL
D-Blaze California State Fire Marshal – Building Materials Listing (BML) 2080-0101 Treated Lumber
D-Blaze California State Fire Marshal - OFSM Building Materials Listing (BLM) 2080-0100 Plywood
D-Blaze Technical Specifications Brochure
D-Blaze Technical Specifications Brochure - French
D-Blaze Product Information - French
D-Blaze - Understanding FRTW Preservative Options
Commercial Construction Benefits Using D-Blaze
D-Blaze Technical Bulletin – CSA O80 Standards
D-Blaze Technical Bulletin – Contact with Concrete or Masonry Foundations
D-Blaze Technical Bulletin – NFPA 703-12 Edition
D-Blaze Technical Bulletin – USGBC LEED Credits Chart
D-Blaze Technical Bulletin – USGBC LEED Information for Wood Products
D-Blaze Technical Bulletin - Fire-Resistant Construction - 2015 IRC Section R302
D-Blaze Technical Bulletin - IBC Building Code Update
D-Blaze Technical Bulletin - FAQs
D-Blaze Technical Bulletin - Fasteners for Use with D-Blaze FRTW
D-Blaze Technical Bulletin - Handling Requirements
D-Blaze Technical Bulletin - NYC Code Acceptance
D-Blaze Technical Bulletin - Substitution of FRTW for Untreated Lumber and Plywood in Manufactured Wall Assemblies
D-Blaze Finishing and Adhesives
D-Blaze Construction Types - Definitions
D-Blaze UL BUGV.R10950 Treated Plywood
D-Blaze UL BUGV Guide Info Treated Plywood
D-Blaze UL BUGV.R10950 Treated Plywood - Canada
D-Blaze UL BPVV7.R10647 Treated Lumber
D-Blaze UL BPVV Guide Info Treated Lumber
D-Blaze UL BPVV7.R10647 Treated Lumber - Canada
D-Blaze UL BPVV7 Guide Info Treated Lumber - Canada
D-Blaze UL GreenGuard GOLD Certificate of Compliance - UL 2818 - 2013 Gold Standard for Chemical Emissions for Building Materials, Finishes and Furnishings (includes California Department of Public Health standards for offices and classrooms)
D-Blaze UL GreenGuard Standard Certification
D-Blaze VOC Content and Red List Free Compliance
Free Online CE Course
AIA Course VIA06C - Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW) for Commercial and Residential Structures
D-Blaze 50-Year Limited Warranty
D-Blaze 50-Year Limited Warranty - French
D-Blaze Fire Retardant Treated Wood Page
SDS - D-Blaze Fire Retardant Treated Wood
Ressources En Francais
D-Blaze Specifications Techniques
D-Blaze Garantie Limitee De 50 Ans
D-Blaze Bulletin technique: Foire aux questions
D-Blaze Bulletin technique: Exigences de manipulation
D-Blaze Bulletin technique: Fixations pour le bois ignifuge
D-Blaze Bulletin technique: Contact avec les fondations de beton ou de maconnerie
D-Blaze Bulletin technique: Finition et adhesifs
PRESERVE® CA-C and CA-B
Preserve CA is copper azole and contains 100% recycled copper and is available in ground contact or above ground applications depending on the preservative retention level in the wood. Check the end tag for proper use.
The Preserve CA-C, Copper Azole Type C preservative formulation is made of 96.1 % soluble copper and organic triazole co-biocides; tebuconazole and propiconazole, which help control copper-tolerant fungi. Preserve CA-C is widely used across the USA.
The Preserve CA-B, Copper Azole Type B formulation is very similar, also made of 96.1% soluble copper and 3.7% tebuconazole. Preserve CA-C has been registered for use in Canada since 2002.
Preserve CA Product Information - US
Preserve CA Product Information - CANADA
Preserve CA-B and Preserve ACQ Comparison - CANADA
Preserve CA Green Certified Product
Preserve CA Lifetime Limited Warranty - USA
Preserve CA Lifetime Limited Warranty - Canada
Preserve CA Lifetime Limited Warranty - Canada - French
SDS - Preserve CA Pressure Treated Wood
SDS - Preserve CA Pressure Treated Wood - Canada - French
PRESERVE® ACQ (In 2020, ACQ wood treatment was converted to CA)
ACQ is alkaline copper quaternary. Viance introduced this arsenic-free, water-based preservative in 1992, which replaced CCA when it was phased out for residential use in 2004. Preserve ACQ contains 100% recycled copper.
In 2020, the quaternary used in ACQ was diverted for use in healthcare products due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All treaters have now switched to CA.
Preserve ACQ Product Information – US
Preserve ACQ Product Information – CANADA
Preserve CA and ACQ Similarities and Differences
Preserve CA-B and ACQ Similarities and Differences
Preserve ACQ Technical Bulletin – Fastener Information
Preserve ACQ / CA-B Technical Bulletin CSA O80 Use Category
Preserve ACQ / CA-B Technical Bulletin Parks Canada
Preserve ACQ Wins 2002 EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
Preserve ACQ Lifetime Limited Warranty - US
Preserve ACQ Lifetime Limited Warranty - Canada
ECOLIFE® / LOWE'S® SEVERE WEATHER® Above Ground Use
Ecolife (EL2) is DCOI or 4,5-dichloro-2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-1, a non-metallic, environmentally-advanced preservative for above ground applications that are six inches or more above the ground.
Ecolife was standardized by the AWPA for use in 2008 and is the only preservative standardized with an integrated water repellent.
Benefits include 50% less cracking, straighter boards and water repellency lasting up to three years.
Ecolife is also sold under the Severe Weather® brand at Lowe's®.
Ecolife Green Certified Product
Ecolife Lifetime Limited Warranty
SDS - Ecolife EL2 Pressure Treated Wood
Designwood is a premium, long-lasting colorant that can be added to Preserve CA to infuse color throughout the wood. This provides a finished project from the start with no need to initially stain. Saves a lot of time and money especially for decking, stairs, railing and balusters, bridges and fencing.
DesignWood Product Information
TIMBERSAVER® PT Borate
TimberSaver is a water-borne borate treatment or DOT (disoldium octaborate tetrahydrate). Lower in toxicity, TimberSaver is used for interior treatments for sill plates, framing, furring strips, trusses, joists and sheathing, especially in areas of high termite risk.
TimberSaver PT Fastener Technical Bulletin
TimberSaver PT 20-Year Limited Warranty
TimberSaver Borate Pressure Treated Wood Product Page
SupaTimber is CCA (chromated copper arsenate) used in industrial and commercial applications such as fences, posts, poles and marine facilities.
*SupaTimber CCA is manufactured and sold by Venator, LLC., and marketed by Viance under license.
SupaTimber CCA Pressure Treated Wood Product Page
MoldEX® mildewcide is an isothiazolinone compound for the temporary control of mold and mildew in treated wood building products. MoldEX products are environmentally friendly and do not persist in the environment.
MoldEX Features and Benefits
- Liquid product
- Highly active microbiocide
- Low environmental toxicity
- Easy to incorporate
- Low dosage required, cost-effective
- Good supply and availability
- Global production capabilities
Stable Formulation containing:
MoldEX 45: 45% OIT (2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one; 45% by weight
MoldEX 14: 10.4% CMIT (5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one) and 3.7% MIT (2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one); 14.1% total by weight
The active ingredient is not changed by short-term temperature stress during processing at up to 60°C. However, the product stability is affected by alkalinity and oxidizing agents in the treatment solution. For best results, the treatment solution should be sampled regularly and the active level of MoldEX products monitored and used as required to maintain the desired concentration.
Application and Activity
MoldEX 45 at a concentration in the range of 220 to 250 ppm of active ingredient is recommended for the control of mold in copper azole, type C (Preserve® CA-C) treating solutions.
MoldEX 14 at a concentration in the range of 35 to 45 ppm of active ingredient is recommended for the control of mold in TimberSaver®, D-Blaze® fire retardant treated wood, SupaTimber® CCA and Preserve® CA-C.
Many factors such as humidity, air circulation, depth of penetration, moisture content, mildew and mold affects the performance of the treatment. Therefore, the protection period can vary. Testing and experience from our technical experts will help you determine the solution for your treatment.
- How to Specify Treated Wood