The building and construction industry seem to be continually at the mercy of various regulatory bodies as to what ingredients can or cant be used in the manufacture of building chemicals which is becoming a challenge.
As a UK Manufacturer Bond It strive to offer high quality products at affordable prices but as raw materials become obsolete, finding comparable alternatives that don’t compromise the quality of a product has become a bit of an art.
The latest active ingredient to be banned by the EU Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) is propiconazole which did not pass the latest regulatory requirements which are carried out every 15 years.
Propiconazole is a is a broad spectrum systemic fungicide for control of fungus and has been widely used historically in formulations for Wood Treatments and Wood Preservatives.
The EU has been studying the registration package for propiconazole since 2015 and several key studies have been conducted, including ground water studies and the impact of endocrine disruptors (ED) on the environment. Endocrine distrupters are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological and immune effects in humans and wildlife. It is this which has lead to the chemical being dropped from use.
In response to this latest legislative changes which were to be in place by March 2020, Bond It have used valuable research and development time to produce a package of Wood Treatments that offer the user safer alternatives.
Bond It has introduced a Coloured Wood Preserver that offers a waterbased alternative containing no VOCs and no propiconazole, making it safer to use. It contains a fungicide specifically formulated for use against wood rotting, decay and staining fungi, algae, lichen and other growths on wood surfaces. It is an ideal product for the protection of outdoor timber structures such as sheds, fences, trellis, pergolas, gazebos etc and can be applied to all rough, sawn or smooth timbers.
Available in a range of durable UV fade resistant colours that provide deep penetration into timber and leave a colour finish with the natural timber grain texture still visible.
To compliment this Bond It also has under their Wood Guard umbrella 3-in-1 Wood Treatment. A ready to use, 3 in 1 microemulsion universal wood preserver that kills active woodworm and termites, 3 in 1 Wood Treatment protects against re-infestation and wood rot.
This not only boasts zero volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), but is waterbased, non-flammable and quick drying. Based on a combination of fungicide and insecticide formulations it effectively eradicates and prevents attack by wood boring insects and wood rotting fungi. Certified to European and British Industry standards you know you are in safe hands.