Dricon® FRT Wood: Overview
Dricon® fire retardant treated (FRT) wood is an effective and economical material for reducing the effects of fire. It impedes both flame spread and smoke development. Building code and related agencies
recognize it as an alternative to materials classified as noncombustible for a range of applications, and it has been issued a code evaluation report. Find It Fast
Introduced in 1981, Dricon FRT wood is a development of Lonza Wood Protection intended for interior, weather-protected applications. Since that introduction, Dricon FRT wood has proven itself in countless structures of many different types. Find out more about how it works
Fire retardant treated wood has been used for decades in institutional buildings. As more homes are built near forests and wildlands, the threat of fire is increasing to residential property and inhabitants. Dricon FRT wood provides an extra measure of safety for homeowners and may even increase escape time in the event of a fire. Learn more about residential use
Dricon FRT wood provides greater design latitude for the architect, engineer and contractor, and removes many barriers associated with conventional noncombustible materials such as masonry and steel. The use of Dricon FRT wood can result in greater safety and offers a less costly alternative to the use of sprinklers or parapet walls. It offers all of the environmental and other advantages of wood
. Plus, it is backed by a 40-year roof system warranty
that covers both materials and labor, a 40-year preservative warranty
, and a truss manufacturers warranty
Each batch of Dricon FR chemical is inspected and tested to be sure it adheres to the specifications of Lonza Wood Protection and Underwriters Laboratories. The Dricon chemical meets current AWPA standards as a fire retardant and as a preservative in above-ground, weather-protected uses. Learn more about fire performance and other properties, treatment, species and sizing, compliance with green building requirements, and availability and cost.
Learn also about AIA CEU credits, and FRX® fire retardant wood for exterior applications.