CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Viance LLC, a leading manufacturer of advanced wood treatment technologies, will extend the Lifetime Limited Warranty on its preservative treatments, including its Ecolife™, Preserve ACQ® and Preserve CA® technologies, when used in Above Ground (UC3B) applications. By reaffirming the product's warranty, Viance aims to mitigate confusion surrounding the proper uses of Above Ground treated wood and reassure customers that the product will perform when used properly for applications such as deck joists, support beams, decking, and railing systems.
"The American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) will soon publish the most recent version of its Use Category System standards for preservative treated wood, and various interpretations of the standards have been causing some confusion in the marketplace," said Bill Fields, president of Viance. "Some companies would have you believe that there is a need to switch to all Ground Contact lumber. However, Above Ground treated wood remains code compliant for most common decking applications. This material uses the appropriate amount of preservatives required to ensure performance, without introducing unnecessary levels into the environment."
Some preservative manufacturers have recently announced that they will be adjusting their warranties to limit or exclude the use of products treated for Above Ground applications. Viance will stand behind its preservative treatments by continuing to provide a Lifetime Limited Warranty on its Ecolife™ Above Ground product.
"Our Above Ground preservative treatment has been reviewed by the AWPA to meet stringent standards, and we are confident in its ability to perform when used properly," said Fields. "That's why we are reaffirming our warranty. We want the industry to know we stand behind the performance of our products with a Lifetime Limited Warranty when used properly for applications such as deck joists, support beams, decking, and railing systems in elevated deck projects."
Retailers, builders, code enforcement officials and homeowners can learn more at treatedwood.com/options.
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.
Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company's operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Dow or Huntsman companies' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors. The companies assume no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.
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