Feb 4, 2010 . We first wrote about TimberSIL from TimberSIL Products in a 2004 article in EBN, touting the company's treated wood as a revolution in the treated wood . with TimberSIL easily meeting the standard for Class A fire resistance and meeting California's stringent ignition-resistance standard for decking
The sodium silicate the company uses in its process is derived 100% from burning rice hulls. The resulting "glass wood" does not use toxins, is odorless and nonvolatile, is not corrosive to fasteners, does not cause excessive wear on tools, and has a natural clear color. TimberSIL decking, siding, and other exterior products..
The purpose of this invention is to provide 1) sodium silicate (water glass) impregnated wood materials introducing a fire retardant property to wood products, 2) water glass impregnation of other materials, such as paper and cloth, in such a way as to allow their intended functions while reducing the risk of flammability, and..
Aug 27, 2009 . You may have heard of TimberSil treated southern yellow pine. It pops up in reviews and press releases here and there. Rather than using treatment soups that kill wood eating insects or fungi, TimberSill uses a mineral, sodium silicate, to essentially encapsulate the cells of the wood in a glass. Wood..
But even experts can be mistaken, and you may be surprised to learn that some of what you know about wood is wrong. In the following . Not all siding, decking and trim made from cedar, redwood or other species famous for durability are in fact rot resistant. .. White meranti dulls cutters because it has a high silica content
teak porch decking. Teak will show many colors when freshly milled, but with air and sun exposure it turns a lovely golden brown. FEQ Teak lumber is extremely durable and stable. Teak has a very high naturally occurring silica content from the sandy soil in which it grows, and this silica impregnates the fibers of the wood,..
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Jan 3, 2014 . The Advocate New Orleans Edition reports that TimberSIL, a glass-infused wood product was used in the construction. TimberSIL is promoted as a "green" alternative to pressure-treated wood. Sodium silicate rather than toxic chemicals is said to encapsulate and protect the wood cells. . Decking..
Timber Treatment Technology, LLC, markets TimberSIL , a sodium silicate wood preservative. The TimberSIL proprietary process surrounds the wood fibers with a protective, non-toxic, amorphous glass matrix. The result is a product the company calls "Glass Wood," a material that is Class A fire-retardant, chemically inert..
Nov 1, 2011 . The third is wood that's infused with sodium metasilicate - essentially glass. It's made by a single manufacturer in the U.S., but distribution has been growing. Unlike pressure treatment, which adds chemicals to wood to make it decay resistant, the thermal modification and acetylation processes alter the..