CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Viance LLC, a leading manufacturer of advanced wood treatment technologies, has announced that D-Blaze Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW) is the first pressure-impregnated FRTW to earn the GREENGUARD Gold Certification.
"With the GREENGUARD Gold Certification, architects and specifiers can be confident in recommending D-Blaze framing lumber and plywood for projects like schools and hospitals," said Bill Fields, President of Viance. "In addition to its effectiveness in controlling the spread of flames and smoke development caused by fire, D-Blaze now qualifies for The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System."
The GREENGUARD Certification program, part of UL Environment, demonstrates that products have met some of the world's most comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. The GREENGUARD Gold Certification requires meeting additional criteria and lower VOCs to demonstrate that products are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. Both CHPS and the LEED Building Rating System reference the certification. GREENGUARD Certified products are recognized, referenced or preferred by more than 450 federal purchasers, retailers, green building rating tools and building codes around the world.
D-Blaze is a fire retardant wood treatment that is impregnated into framing lumber and plywood products by pressure process to reduce combustibility and smoke development, and offers a 50-year limited warranty. D-Blaze FRTW is UL® Classified with an FR-S Rating for a low smoke development and low flame spread index, and is manufactured using a water-based formulation that does not produce harmful off-gassing.
"We strongly believe in the process of comprehensive, third-party certifications as a way to reaffirm our products' safety and reliability in the market," said Fields. "Being the first pressure-impregnated fire retardant product to earn the GREENGUARD Gold Certification is an honor that we hold in high esteem."
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About Viance LLC:
Providing an extensive range of advanced wood treatment technologies and services to the global wood treatment industry, with an expertise in wood biocides and wood protection chemicals, Viance LLC is an industry leader in the development of advanced building material solutions that improve the performance and durability of wood and wood products for sustainable building. Viance is a joint venture between the Huntsman Corporation and the Dow Chemical Company.
Preserving and enhancing the performance of wood products creates one of the world's most sustainable building products by extending the Life-Cycle of the worlds timber resources, reducing energy requirements, landfill waste, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions than its non-renewable counterparts. For more information about Viance wood treatment solutions, visit www.Treatedwood.com or call 1-800-421-8661. Viance, LLC., 8001 IBM Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2014 revenues of approximately $13 billion including the acquisition of Rockwood's performance additives and titanium dioxide businesses. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in more than 30 countries and employ approximately 16,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
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