The usage of wood is inhibited by its susceptibility to attack by fungi, wood-destroying insects (primarily termites), marine borers and weathering. Wood preservation offers two major advantages. Firstly it conserves timber thus reducing the number of trees felled to provide replacements. In addition it extends the service life of items which include wood in their construction.
Wood preservatives have been developed over many years and encompass a wide range of materials. In recent years increasing attention has been paid to environmental concerns including air and water quality resulting into examining the possible effects of preservatives on people or harmless living organisms. This has resulted in a reduction in the use of some previously acceptable products.
ICL-IP offers FR-613, 2,4,6 tribromophenol, as a product which is efficient and safe when used as a wood preservative