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What Chemicals are Used to Pressure-Treat Lumber?

Posted 10 May 2010 4:00 AM by ProWood Staff

There are several different types of pressure-treated wood available in retail lumber yards today. A discussion involving all of them would result in an alphabet soup of acronyms for the various types of treatment formulations. We'll make it simple: at ProWood, we treat our pressure-treated lumber with a formulation known as Micronized Copper Azole, or MCA. The finished product contains two active ingredients to stop decay and termite attack: copper and tebuconazole. And, you've probably h...

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