Support Materials

Dricon Application Guide: 
Dricon® fire retardant treated wood offers unmatched features, the Dricon® chemical meets current AWPA standards as both a fire retardant and as a preservative in above-ground, weather-protected uses.



Material Safety Data Sheet:
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)  to communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products.

Introduction to Dricon FRT Wood:
Treated lumber and plywood that is pressure-impregnated with a chemical treatment to reduce the spread of flames and smoke development as well as to prevent termite and decay damage.



Component Additive Method (CAM) Guide:
Review of existing fire testing reports in CAM’s methodology for Dricon FRTW.



Code Report (ESR-1626):
Technical evaluation of Dricon Fire Treated Wood. Agencies use evaluation reports to help determine code compliance and enforce building regulations; manufacturers use reports as evidence that their products meet code requirements and warrant regulatory approval.




ICC Building Code References:
Interior FRT Wood – References of Previous Model Building Codes.



Fire Performance Ratings:
Fire retardant treated wood is not specifically included in the code. Requirements for Class A interior finish specify a flame spread rating value of 0-25 and smoke developed of 450 or less — requirements which would be met by fire retardant treated wood. FRT wood booths are permitted in new assembly buildings and existing assembly buildings.



Dricon vs Fire Retardant Coatings:
Not all FRTW products are created equal. Fire Retardant Coated Wood is NOT the same as Fire Retardant Treated Wood. Learn more about the differences between coated and treated FRTW.



Warranty Information

As of December 2017, Lonza/Arch has revised their warranty. Warranty coverage has been expanded and enhanced as well as simplified in terms of registration and transferability.