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Protect the value of wood with proper treatment

Without treatment, wood can be damaged by harmful insects, decay fungi, marine borers, and fungi that cause sapstain and mold. This can result in unsightly appearance and increased permeability that can lead to decay. Left to the elements, most wood possesses little decay resistance. And once mold or sapstain is evident, the growth of wood decaying fungi is already prevalent. These organisms will rapidly deteriorate the wood, causing weight loss and structural failure.

Buckman’s chemistry and expertise can help you protect the natural color, appearance, and brightness of your lumber, ensuring a high-value, marketable product.

Buckman provides the following services to the lumber industry:

  • Efficacy testing to ensure product retention
  • Quality control of products
  • Assistance with dip tank setup and calibration of feed equipment
  • Regular business reviews to ensure our customers are seeing a return on their investment (ROI)
  • Environmental studies as required
  • Industrial hygiene programs

Fungal Protection

Protect your hardwood and softwood timber, logs, poles, posts, agricultural, landscape, and construction lumber with Buckman chemistries. The level of protection and inhibition of wood-destroying fungi is influenced by the protective value of the chemical and method of application as well as the penetration and retention of the preservative on the treated wood surface.

Stain Protection

Prevent unsightly discoloration and ensure brighter lumber with chemistries from Buckman that sequester metal ions. Our products provide protection against iron tannate stain formation when the lumber is treated in steel tanks or when water with high iron content is used.

Water Treatment

Treat the incoming and effluent water systems in your lumber mill with Buckman’s extensive range of water treatment chemistries.

Our products are available for:

  • Microbiological control
  • Flocculation and coagulation of solids
  • Color removal
  • Foam control
  • Odor control
  • Sludge dewatering
  • Water clarification
  • Foam control

Fire Retardants

Protect the most common varieties of raw wood from fire with the GS-200 series of Buckman Flamebloc products. The products can be applied in the last stages of the milling process or during the construction process. The product must penetrate the raw wood to provide Class A or Class B fire protection. The treated wood can be recoated with most common topcoats to achieve the desired finished look. In Canada, the products have passed CAN/ULC-S102 Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and Assemblies and are now UL listed for this market.


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Anti-Stain Protection

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