AFRICA’S MOST TRUSTED SUPPLIER
OF TREATED WOODEN POLES
AFRICA’S MOST TRUSTED
SUPPLIER OF TREATED
WOODEN POLES

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Treating Timber

Wood preservation can be categorised into two types; primary (industrial) and secondary (DIY). Primary wood preservation involves an industrial process whereby wood is impregnated with an industrial biocide-containing wood preservative to render the timber durable and resistant to biological attack... Continue Reading

    Tree pests and diseases pose the biggest threat to timber plantation productivity. Controlling pests and diseases in over a million hectares of plantations is no small task, and every year in South Africa, the industry spends tens of millions of Rands on... Continue Reading

Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a wood preservative that has been used for timber treatment since the mid-1930s. It is a mix of chromium, copper and arsenic (as Copper(II) arsenate) formulated as oxides or salts, and is recognizable for the greenish tint it imparts to timber. CCA is known by... Continue Reading

March 29, 2016

The following extract on CCA was shared by World Hardwood from Elictric Light & Power.

Copper chromated arsenate (CCA) treated timber poles are commonplace, especially since the rising costs of oilborne systems have made a waterborne treatment more attractive economically. Some... Continue Reading

What is Creosote?

Creosote is a wood preservative used for commercial purposes only; it has no registered residential uses. Creosote is obtained from high temperature distillation of coal tar (itself a mixture of hundreds of organic substances). Read more here.

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December 29, 2015

Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a wood preservative that has been used for timber treatment since the mid-1930s. It is a mix of chromium, copper and arsenic (as Copper(II) arsenate) formulated as oxides or salts, and is recognizable for the greenish tint it imparts to timber. CCA is known by... Continue Reading

October 29, 2015

World Hardwood is a timber business that harvests, processes and pressure treats wooden poles for the domestic and international markets. The company has grown considerably over the years to the extent that we now own two treating plants, situated in Harding and Richmond, in the province of... Continue Reading

September 28, 2015

Creosote is added to timber under pressure to provide long-term protection against a wide range of biological and environmental agents of deterioration and degradation, including decay fungi, wood boring insects and termites. Creosote preservative was... Continue Reading

What is Creosote?

Creosote is a wood preservative used for commercial purposes only; it has no registered residential uses. Creosote is obtained from high temperature distillation of coal tar (itself a mixture of hundreds of organic substances). Read more here.

... Continue Reading
February 19, 2015

The process of creosote involves the drying, grading, treating,vacuuming and inspection of wooden poles. Coal-tar creosote is the most widely used wood treatment today; both industrially, processed into wood using pressure methods such as "full-cell process" or "empty-cell process."

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