Fire Retardant Treated Wood Interior

Dricon® CAN TAKE THE HEAT

Wood treated with Dricon® reduces flamespread and smoke development and its ability to maintain its structural strength in a fire is enhanced. Although other fire retardant wood products and laminates are available, some suffer from heat degradation problems. Furthermore, laminates treated on only one side of the sheet do not offer thorough protection from heat spread and combustion.

WATER IS NO SWEAT

Unlike similar products, Dricon® does not pick up excessive moisture, even at a relative humidity of 95%. Tests show that Dricon® is no more corrosive than untreated wood, even when the relative humidity reaches 100%.

fire retardant treated (FRT)

No other fire retardant product, treated or untreated, can match Dricon® fire retardant treated (FRT) wood’s long term track record for effectiveness. In fact, Dricon® offered superior performance in thousands of applications conducted under the most challenging conditions.

Pressurized with an original, patented fire retardant, Dricon® remains stable in the highest temperature environments. And it’s the only FRT wood product on the market today that is backed by a 40-year warranty.

Introduced in 1981, Dricon® FRT wood is a development of Arch Wood Protection intended for interior, weather-protected applications. Since that introduction, Dricon® FRT wood has proven itself in countless structures of many different types.

Fire retardant treated wood has been used for decades in institutional buildings. As more homes are built near forests and wildlands, the threat of fire is increasing to residential property and inhabitants. Dricon® FRT wood provides an extra measure of safety for homeowners and may even increase escape time in the event of a fire. Unlike similar products,

Dricon® does not pick up excessive moisture, even at a relative humidity of 95%. Tests show that Dricon® is no more corrosive than untreated wood, even when the relative humidity reaches 100%.

FINISHING

A light sanding and thorough wiping should be performed prior to the application of any finish. Stains, sealers, varnishes, and paints can be used on Dricon®. Paints can be either water based or oil based; stains should be solvent-based to avoid possible surface crystallization of the fire retardant chemical. Dricon® does not adversely affect the performance of nonstructural constructive adhesives, mastics or contact cements. Using carbide tipped saw blades and hot dipped galvanized steel fasteners is recommended.

 

Classified Interior Type A/KDAT AWPA Recognition of Dricon® FRT Wood

Dricon® FR chemicals and Dricon® FRT wood are acceptable under AWPA’s P & U standards. Dricon FR chemical meets the formulation listed as “FR-1” in standard P17 for fire retardant formulations.

Dricon FR chemical and Dricon FRT wood are also recognized as an effective preservative system for above-ground, weather-protected applications. The fire retardant qualifies as an inorganic borate preservative (SBX), meeting the requirements for AWPA standard P5, Waterborne Preservatives (section 9). Dricon FRT wood can also be used in categories UC1 and UC2.

Dricon® FRT wood provides greater design latitude for the architect, engineer and contractor, and removes many barriers associated with conventional noncombustible materials such as masonry and steel. The use of Dricon® FRT wood can result in greater safety and offers a less costly alternative to the use of sprinklers or parapet walls. It offers all of the environmental and other advantages of wood. Plus, it is backed by three separate warranties.

SPECIFICATIONS

SIZES PIECES
Per Unit
LENGHTS
1X4 416 8-10-12-14-16-18-20
1X6 256 8-10-12-14-16-18-20
2X3 256 8-10-12
2X4 208 8-10-12-14-16-18-20
2X6 128 8-10-12-14-16-18-20
2X8 96 8-10-12-14-16-18-20
2X10 80 8-10-12-14-16-18-20
2X12 64 8-10-12-14-16-18-20
SPECIES: Doug-Fir

GRADE: Lumber STD #2/BTR
Plywood 4 to 5 ply
Timbers #1, #2/BTR

CODE REFERENCE: UBC Sec. CHP #1811
CABO R 802.1.1 R 803.2.1.2


Download the Dricon® Fire Retardant
Treated Wood Warranty Agreement
(197 KB)
ACX UDL FF T&G CDX
     
1/4 - 120 sheets 3/4 - 44 sheets 1/2 - 66 sheets
1/2 - 66 sheets 1 1/8 - 30 sheets
4/8 - 53 sheets STRUC 1
3/4 - 44 sheets
3/4 4x10 - 44 sheets 3/8 - 88 sheets
1/2 -66 sheets


Download the MSDS for Dricon® Fire
Retardant Treated Wood (41 KB)