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What is TRU-CORE?

TRU-CORE® is a timber preservation process solution providing greater penetration for maximum durability.

The TRU-CORE® Process is able to fully penetrate different types of wood products and ‘hard to treat’ wood species, as well as the multiple glue lines of engineered wood products. Making the TRU-CORE ® Process superior in its capabilities and versatile in its applications.

The TRU-CORE® Process

Tru-core-timber treatment Fishers Timber

TRU-CORE Wood for Life® is the most advanced wood treating technology in the world – capable of treating normally regarded hard to treat wood species eg. Victorian Ash, Doug Fir/Oregon.

The system was developed to address the need for a process which can readily penetrate wood species and composites which do not normally allow for treatment by conventional methods ie Light organic solvent preservatives (LOSP), copper chrome (CCA)

It is a chemically-based process for rapidly delivering globally accepted wood preservatives and insecticides deep into the core of wood and wood-composite substrates. The TRU-CORE® Process meets the AS1604 Australian Standards making it fit for purpose and flexible in its application.

The TRU-CORE® Process is a unique physical-chemical infusion process (Pat. Chemistry & Pat. Pending Process) that uses a non-volatile ionic binding carrier (TANO®s) to penetrate the cellular structure of wood and to deposit recognized wood protection materials as required.

The process is accelerated using vacuum pressure impregnation and small amounts of water. The penetration and binding are controlled using wood acid inhibitors (Borates and other acids).

Dye applied to timber sample to demonstrate penetration of the H3 Clear Azole in to the Victorian Ash 90×90 Glulam timber.

The TRU-CORE® Process has been shown to fully penetrate a number of wood species that are considered difficult to penetrate (refractory) using conventional treatment methods.

Works in New Zealand and Australia has also demonstrated that TRU-CORE® treatment can often penetrate glue lines in laminated veneer lumber and plywood without damaging the integrity of the glue bonds.

Lowered flammability risk
Low odour
Competitve processing scheduling & costs

The TRU-CORE® Process Facts

Penetrates wood completely as required

Penetrates engineered wood products and wood composites

Penetrates wood types including “untreatable” timber

Penetrates heartwood as well as sapwood

Carries many types of preservatives

Carrier becomes “bound” to the wood after time

Does not damage the wood structure

Does not require volatile solvents or many other harmful chemicals

Fit for purpose

Water-based programme

Treats a variety of species

Full sapwood and heartwood penetration

Meets and exceeds AS1604 (fit for purpose)

Colourless (H3 Clear Azole)

TANO® Technology