Cu-Bor

Remedial Preservative Paste

Cu-Bor is a Copper/Boron wood preservative, used to treat the groundline area of standing wood structures such as utility poles. The highly effective active ingredients in Cu-Bor travel deep into the wood by diffusion (osmotic action). Cu-Bor's labeled uses include:

 

  • Brush-on
  • Spray
  • Dip/Diffusion
  • Pressure Treating

Cu-Bor is also a furnish treatment in engineered wood products and a railroad tie treatment. Cu-Bor is available in bulk and ready-to-use packaging.

Wood, however, is a biological commodity that can undergo deterioration by insects, decay fungi, termites, and mechanical destruction. In many ways wood poles, can outlast materials constructed of synthetic materials like concrete, fiberglass, steel and aluminum if well maintained and cared for in a consistent and timely manner.

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Remedial Treatments

The principal cause of pole failure is decay, and the most common area for decay to occur is that portion of the pole from approximately 2 inches above groundline to approximately 18 inches below. The most accurate pole inspection method is to excavate this groundline area. For a marginal cost pole-owners can extend the service life of their poles by applying Cu-Bor externally and wrapping it with a moisture barrier before the excavation is closed.

Proven Performance

A ten year stake test in Hilo, HI demonstrates that Cu-Bor's proprietary formula protects wood against fungal decay and termite attack, even in hostile environments.
Cu-Bor is proven to protect wood against fungal decay and termite attack. A ten year stake test in Hilo, HI demonstrates that Cu-Bor's proprietary formula protects wood against fungal decay and termite attack, even in hostile environments.

Approved Usages

  • New Poles (especially those set in concrete)
  • Used/Recycled Poles and Fence Posts
  • Wood with Ground Contact
  • Utility Poles with Disturbed Groundline or Grade Movement
  • Utility Poles Stored for Extended Periods (6 months or more) Prior to Installation
Cu-Bor formulated as a brush-on remedial preservative paste, to protect wood in below ground installations such as utility poles against decay and insects. Easy to use it goes on fast and adheres to wood for minimal product waste.

Cu-Bor can be brushed on the below grade surface of standing utility poles to extend service life.. Cu-Bor formulated as a brush-on remedial preservative paste, protects wood in below ground installations such as utility poles against decay and insects. Easy to use it goes on fast and adheres to wood for minimal product waste.

Cu-Bor Pouches - quick, effortless application with no waste (when used in accordance with Labeled Directions). Efficient bandage design provides effective protection for wood against decay at the critical groundline region. An impermeable poly-backing reduces non-target leaching and increases deep wood penetration.
Cu-Bor Pouches, for quick and easy application with no waste, when used in accordance with Labeled Directions. Cu-Bor Pouches impermeable poly-backing reduces non-target leaching and increases deep wood penetration.