Benefits of MCA
Our MCA treatment sets us apart
ProWood® MCA treated lumber and products use an innovative micronized copper solution. MCA, or Micronized Copper Azole, is an effective and reliable protectant against rot, fungal decay and termites in above-ground and ground-contact applications. Developed over years from intensive research and development, the formula today is subjected to ongoing, rigorous testing in thousands of test stakes at industry-recognized ﬁeld test site locations all over the world.
Carefully Selected Preservative Supplier
ProWood relies on Koppers Performance Chemicals (KPC), a trusted and well-known leader in preservation chemistry. KPC continually evaluates a variety of preservative formulations; more than a thousand micronized copper treated test stakes have been evaluated since the early 2000s. In addition, in accordance with AWPA Standard E7, independent ISO-accredited testing agencies have conducted their own intensive testing of this preservative system.
KPS has provided detailed test data to the AWPA (American Wood Protection Association) for review in their standard setting process, and is approved by the AWPA standard. AWPA used this data to set the levels at which to allow the preservative to be used for different end use applications. More detail can be obtained from AWPA direction at http://www.awpa.com.