ORGANOWOOD® 01: THE NATURAL FIRE AND ROT PROTECTION TREATMENT FOR WOOD
The natural wood preservative specialist, OrganoWood®, has launched OrganoWood® Protection 01, a unique and environmentally friendly wood protection system that offers rot and flame protection. Suitable for use on solid wood, particleboard, MDF board, plywood and Masonite board, the product is ideal for environments where external wood protection needs to be strengthened. As well as enhancing the timber’s resistance to rot and fire, the treatment offers a natural bleaching effect, giving the wood a silvery hue over time. A tried and tested ecological alternative to pressure treated finishes, OrganoWood® Protection 01 is both aesthetically pleasing and sustainable, and is suitable for domestic and commercial use.
Made from silicon minerals and natural plant compounds, OrganoWood® Protection 01 is a water-based wood treatment product that is completely free from organic solvents and heavy metals, such as copper, chromium and arsenic (CCA).The finish creates a physical barrier, to prevent fungus from attacking the wood and provide timber flame retardant properties.
Available in 1l, 5l and 10l bottles, OrganoWood offers an approximate coverage of 8-10m² per litre. Before application, the surface should be cleaned with a wood cleaning product. To apply OrganoWood® Protection 01, simply brush the finish in the direction of the fibres of the wood. This ensures the wood absorbs the finish. By leaving it to dry for 6-10 hours, the finish hardens on the surface. OrganoWood® Protection 01 is fixed inside the wooden material thanks to its unique formulation which changes its properties during the drying process and binds it to the fibres. When the drying process is complete, a physical barrier of silicon molecules is formed around the fibres, protecting the surface from fungus and fire. It is recommended to complete the process by applying OrganoWood® Repellent 02 for protection against dirt and water.
Steve Grimwood, Managing Director at OrganoWood UK, explains, “Now available to the UK wood finishing market, OrganoWood® Protection 01 provides an unrivalled natural protection against fire and rot decay. As part of the wider OrganoWood® range, we are delighted to offer architects, builders, woodwork professionals and end-users an environmentally alternative to external chemical wood treatments. Manufactured from natural components, all OrganoWood® Protection 01 treated timber can be fully recycled and is accepted at wood recycling plants at the end of its life.”
With a strong reputation in the Nordic countries, OrganoWood is the latest name to hit the wood treatment market in the UK. The OrganoWood wood protection system consists of OrganoWood® 01. Protection which offers rot and flame protection, OrganoWood® 02. Repellent to provide a dirt and water repellent surface and OrganoWood® 03. Cleaner, an organic wood cleaner for general and intensive cleaning and maintenance of the wood. A tried and tested ecological alternative to pressure treated finishes, the OrganoWood solution is both aesthetically pleasing and sustainable, and is suitable for domestic and commercial use.
Manufactured in Sweden, OrganoWood has employed some of nature’s own tricks to develop lasting, effective and unique wood protection that is entirely non-toxic - without the use of harmful heavy metals, biocides and solvents. OrganoWood products are classed as a Good Environmental Choice by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, one of the highest eco-classifications in the industry.
A test proven product, OrganoWood® Protection 01 meets all relevant European environmental and performance standards and has received EN113 and EN 13501-1 certification for rot and fire protection respectively. All OrganoWood products are ecologically sustainable according to FSC® (FSC-C120532) and PEFC™ (05-35-168).
For stockists and more information on the OrganoWood® range, please call 01296 323770 or visit www.organowood.co.uk
Mr Steve Grimwood or Shereen Russell
OrganoWood UK Wildwood Public Relations Ltd
Unit 24, Anglo Business Park The Stables
Smeaton Close Meadow Court
Aylesbury Faygate Lane, Faygate
Bucks West Sussex
HP19 8UP RH12 4SJ
Tel: 01296 323770 Tel: 01293 851115
Fax: 01296 424090 Fax: 01293 852448
About OrganoWood UK
OrganoWood UK is a reseller of OrganoWood products which are manufactured by parent company OrganoWood AB, a privately held company founded in 2010 by OrganoClick AB and Kvigos AB in Sweden. The company provides environmentally friendly wood products. The operations are based around its core technology in which silicon-based compounds are bound to the wood fibres by using organic catalysts. Based on this technology, products have been developed to give treated wood both an effective fire protection as well as a good resistance to rot and other fungus. The company continuously develops new wood preservative products in collaboration with senior researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Stockholm University and Mid-Sweden University in Sundsvall.