Safer more sustainable products with no detriment to performance is what the trades are now demanding and, with its new range of coloured wood preservers, that’s exactly what Bond It is supplying.
The building and construction industry seem to be continually at the mercy of various regulatory bodies as to what ingredients can or cannot be used in the manufacture of building chemicals, which is becoming a challenge.
As a UK manufacturer, Bond It strives to offer high quality products at affordable prices but, as raw materials become obsolete, finding comparable alternatives that don’t compromise the quality of a product has become a bit of an art.
The latest active ingredient to be banned by the EU Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) is propiconazole, which did not pass the latest regulatory requirements, which are carried out every 15 years.
Propiconazole is a is a broad-spectrum systemic fungicide for control of fungus and has been widely used historically in formulations for wood treatments and wood preservatives.
The EU has been studying the registration package for propiconazole since 2015 and several key studies have been conducted, including ground water studies, and the impact of endocrine disruptors (ED) on the environment. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological and immune effects in humans and wildlife. It is this which has led to the chemical being dropped from use.
In response to the latest legislative changes, which were to be in place by March 2020, Bond It have used valuable research and development time to produce a package of wood treatments that offer the user safer alternatives.
Bond It has introduced a Coloured Wood Preserver that offers a water-based alternative containing no VOCs and no propiconazole, making it safer to use. It contains a fungicide specifically formulated for use against wood rotting, decay and staining fungi, algae, lichen and other growths on wood surfaces. It is an ideal product for the protection of outdoor timber structures, such as sheds, fences, trellis, pergolas, gazebos etc and can be applied to all rough, sawn or smooth timbers.
Available in a range of durable UV fade resistant colours that provide deep penetration into timber and leave a colour finish with the natural timber grain texture still visible. It has virtually no odour and can be applied either by brush or low-pressure spray to provide lasting protection. The formulation is water-based producing a non-flammable, quick drying product and is ready to apply direct from the container. It also facilitates easy clean-up of brushes and tools.
Dr Kayleigh Cox-Novak, technical manager at Bond It, says: “As a business, Bond It are quick to react to legislative changes affecting the construction industry and strive to offer safer solutions to the users of our products. The launch of Coloured Wood Preserver reflects this focus on continued innovation and improvement.” Available in 5L tins, the Coloured Wood Preserver is being offered in Light Brown, Dark Brown and Green.
To complement this product, Bond can offer its 3-in-1 Wood Treatment. Part of the Wood Guard range, this ready to use, 3 in 1 micro-emulsion universal wood preserver kills active woodworm and termites and protects against re-infestation and wood rot.
This not only boasts zero volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), but is water-based, non-flammable and quick drying. Based on a combination of fungicide and insecticide formulations, it effectively eradicates and prevents attack by wood boring insects and wood rotting fungi. Certified to European and British Industry standards you know you are safe in our hands.
For further information on the range of solutions from Bond-It visit bond-it.co.uk/