Genuine Dricon® FRT Wood – How It Works
An important feature of Dricon® FRT wood is that it reacts automatically when exposed to fire. Dricon chemicals react with combustible gases and tars normally generated by untreated wood and converts them to carbon char and harmless carbon dioxide and water.
Wood loses strength in a fire only at the rate at which its cross section is reduced. The surface char acts to insulate underlying wood and reduces the rate at which the cross sectional area is reduced. The carbon dioxide and water vapor dilute the combustible gases to help reduce flamespread.
Preservative protection comes from the borate ingredient of the fire retardant solution. It renders the wood useless as a food source for termites and fungal decay, thereby avoiding damage caused by these organisms.