Responsibilities of preservative manufacturers

Preservative manufacturers have a record of innovation second to none and have, over decades of development, invested in research programmes that produce new formulations meeting the highest standards of health, safety and environmental protection.

The supply and use of wood preservatives has been subject to regulation across Europe since the 1960s. Each review of regulations typically results in increased levels of safety and increased costs for manufacturers. These pose a challenge to the industry to ensure continuing availability of safe but effective preservatives – a challenge that has always been met resulting in preservatives being available to protect wood in all situations and ensuring wood, with its superb environmental credentials, remains an important choice for specifiers and designers.