BluWood is the name given to a family of wood frame building components with a proprietary factory applied, two-part coating technology. The first part of the technology is an Infusion-Film that forms a water-repellent semi vapor permeable film interlocking with the wood fibers to provide controlled topical and subsurface moisture absorption. The Infusion Film is also specially formulated to resist mould growth on the cured surface of the film.
The second part of this technology is the Wood Preservative, a proven fungicide and insecticide that provides protection from rot fungi and wood ingesting insects, including termites. A time-tested wood preservative used for the protection and treatment of lumber against fungal decay and wood destroying insects, including termites, widely used in the building industry. Virtually non-corrosive to metal, the wood preservative used in conjunction with the Infusion-Film can also be exposed to harsh environmental job-site conditions for up to six months.
Today's standard building code requirements only specify a very small amount of lumber used in the home to be treated against rot fungi and wood ingesting insects. The natural benefits and quality characteristics of wood are enhanced in BluWood coated wood framing products, sustaining a natural resource and preserving a tradition of high quality building materials.
BluWood’s distinctive colour is visible assurance that the complete surface of processed wood components have been coated with BluWood's two-part wood protection technology. The factory applied process eliminates possible scheduling conflicts, inconsistent application and incomplete coverage associated with on-site treatments offering less protection. BluWood components are handled, nailed, sawed, painted, and adhered the same as untreated wood components.