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Copper azole (CA) preservative has become predominant in the industry, and its most advanced formulation is Type C, which incorporates a patented combination of synergistic co-biocides. This preservative is used in Wolmanized® Residential Outdoor® wood.
Wood treated with copper azole type C preservative meets requirements of model building codes for many applications, and a code evaluation report on this wood (treated with either dissolved copper azole, CA-C, or micronized copper azole, μCA-C) has been issued by ICC Evaluation Service (ESR-1721). The dissolved CA-C treatment is listed also in the standards of the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) for above-ground and ground-contact applications (Use Categories UC1, UC2, UC3A, UC3B, UC4A, and UC4B). Internationally, copper azole is approved by government and trade agencies throughout Europe and in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
To download a model specification for Wolmanized® Residential Outdoor® wood as a modifiable MS Word (2002) document, click here.
Different applications may require different amounts of preservative protection. Below are requirements for copper azole formulations.
|Typical Applications||Use Category*||CA-C||μCA-C|
|Above Ground||1, 2, 3A, 3B||.06||.05|
|Ground / Fresh Water Contact||4A||.15||.14|
|Sawn Poles & Posts||4B||.31**||.23|
* Presently applies only to CA-C treated wood.
** ICC-ES accepts 0.25 pcf.
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