Genuine Dricon® FRT Wood – Strength
For many years, design values for FRT wood have been adjusted from values for untreated wood to allow for the reduction in strength caused by the treating and kiln drying process.
These traditional strength adjustments are no longer applicable. Arch Wood Protection, manufacturer of Dricon fire retardant chemical, has thoroughly evaluated the strength properties of Dricon FRT wood including high temperature exposures (in accordance with ASTM D 5664 and D 5516) that may occur during the life of a structure, and provides recommended strength value adjustments on behalf of all licensed producers of Dricon fire retardant treated wood products. Always check applicable local codes to insure acceptability.