Well known for leading brands such as Tanalith, Antiblu, Wolmanized, Vacsol, Weatherwood and Tanalised, Lonza Wood Protection is the world leader in wood protection products.
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SAWPA is an industry association which promotes the use of treated timber and treated timber products.
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Swartland Windows and doors established in 1951 manufactures premium quality brands like Cape Culture, Winsters, Kayo, Col Timbers and Kenzo.
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Union Tiles (Pty) Ltd is a wall and floor tile corporation dealing in ceramic, porcelain and natural stone, building material products and services.
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today18 Feb 2019
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Timber Decking Substructure Regulations and Preservative Treatment

This Guidance Note addresses the importance of the use of properly preservative treated timber in the  construction of substructures for timber decks and its compliance with the requirements as stipulated in the Building Regulations and relevant SANS Standards.
today18 Feb 2019
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Buying and Using Preservative Treated Timber

IN SOUTH AFRICA TREATED TIMBER IS BY LAW REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH NATIONAL AND COMPULSORY SPECIFICATIONS AND MUST BEAR MARKING CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
today18 Feb 2019
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Understanding Hazard Classes

According to NRCS VC 9092, The Compulsory Specification for Preservative Treated Timber, any preservative treated timber product claiming to be preservative treated must be branded as specified in the relevant SANS product standards. An important part of the brand is the Hazard Class, which indicates the service conditions to which the product is exposed and the level of treatment or level of protection that must be applied to the wood. The Hazard Classes have been defined as follows…
today23 Jun 2017
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Wood Preservation Regulations - Interpretation

There are two regulations in South Africa that apply to wood preservation. Both these regulations refer to compliance of SANS 10005, and in order for the reader, end-user, specifier, regulating authority etc. to fully understand the interpretation or intent of each regulation, one needs to read it in context with the relevant clauses given in SANS 10005, The preservative treatment of timber. SANS 10005 (previously SABS 05) is the code of practice that was developed many years ago as a guidance document on all matters pertaining to wood preservation, i.e. wood preservative types, processes, methods, treatment requirements, hazard classifications, reference to the relevant product specifications, handling precautions etc. SANS 10005 is commonly referred to by industry as “the bible” of wood preservation…
today23 Jun 2017
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Lonza | Wood Preservative Treatment Guarantee

For your peace of mind, Lonza Wood Protection offers a comprehensive wood preservative treatment guarantee on Tanalised™ and Vacsol™ wood preservative treated products against wood borer, termites and wood rot. The guarantee is offered on timber and poles that that have been pressure treated with Lonza wood preservatives…
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today10 May 2011

Combatting wood rot with the right treatment

Wood rot is a phenomenon that can affect any type of timber irrespective of where it is used. Recent heavy rains in some of South Africa’s provinces have raised the threat of wood rot. According to Arch Wood Protection, a leading supplier of timber treatment products, there are different types of fungi that may attack wood. Staining fungi will result in discoloration of the timber but the damage is only superficial – the strength of the timber is not affected. However, where timber appearance is important, its value can be significantly reduced by this kind of attack.
today22 Feb 2012

Swiss group acquires Arch Chemicals

 Lonza Group Ltd, which is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is a leading supplier to the global life sciences, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, acquired Arch Chemicals Inc and its worldwide interests towards the end of 2011. The acquisition includes Arch Wood Protection’s South African operation, Arch Wood Protection (SA) (Pty) Ltd, supplier of timber treatment products to the South African timber industry.
today28 Sep 2011

Treated timber for new KZN game lodge

Bivane Game Lodge in northern KwaZulu-Natal presents a prime example of the use of treated timber in construction in the natural environment.  The lodge was acquired in 1999 by entrepreneur Des Robins and, with the changes and upgrading he has implemented, it has carved itself a special niche among visitors from local and international markets.  The lodge comprises two family units – thatched chalets that sleep four each, plus three chalets that sleep two each and a split-level chalet that offers extra luxury. There is also a full restaurant that caters for functions and meals, and a bar.
today15 May 2012

New wood treatment plant in Zimbabwe

Arch Wood Protection (SA) (Pty) Ltd, a Lonza Company, has recently completed the installation of the largest CCA treatment plant in Zimbabwe for The Wattle Company. The plant, with a minimum capacity of about 110m³ per shift, falls in line with The Wattle Company’s decision to expand into the treatment sector and establish a state-of-the-art treatment plant.  The Wattle Company project director, Joseph Musemwa, explained the decision to use the services of Arch Wood Protection. “We particularly wanted to take advantage of Arch’s experience in the design and installation of CCA treatment plants. The supply of ‘everything under one roof’: the plant design, installation, commissioning, training, the chemicals and after-sales service, was a huge draw card as well. Being new to the treatment sector, we believed it was a sound decision to enter the market with the expert backing of Arch in order to market our products as effectively as possible and to support our application for ISO 9001 certification.”
today2 Apr 2012

Ecospecifier certification for eco-friendly wood treatment

Arch Wood Protection (SA), a Lonza company and a leading supplier of wood preservation chemicals in South Africa, is seeing steady growth in demand for Tanalised™ E pressure treated wood as environmental considerations become more important in construction and many other sectors. Tanalised E wood is pressure treated with Arch’s advanced Tanalith™ E wood preservative.  Last year, Tanalised™ E pressure treated wood received a product assessment certificate from the Ecospecifier Global organisation. This certification confirms that the product has undergone rigorous assessments and can be considered to contribute to the achievement of Green Building ratings credits. Architects and other professionals concerned with Green Star ratings can find out more about the ecospecifier assessments and findings on Tanalised E pressure treated wood on the ecospecifier website.  Gerard Busse, marketing manager at Arch Wood Protection, says, “Given the growing interest in Green Star certification in South Africa, Tanalised E pressure treated wood offers professionals additional options in specifying treated wood products. In South Africa, the wood is sourced from Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified plantations before it is treated at the timber supply companies.