Industry Links

Industry Links

There are a number of companies and organizations that are part of the wood treating industry. These include associations that represent specific sectors of the industry, based on product type, region or business function.

Much of the information on preserved wood products is developed by the preservative manufacturers, who provide the formulations to treaters for use in pressure treating. In many cases, there are multiple manufacturers for individual preservative formulations.

Wood is the raw material that is pressure treated and there are a host of organizations that represent interests in forestry, lumber, plywood, building materials distribution, international promotion and engineered use of wood products.

Use the following links for more information on preserved wood products and other industry organizations:

Wood Treating

Treating Inspection and Technical Assistance

Wood Treaters

Review the top wood treating companies operating in the West in the WWPI Treater Members section.


Preservative makers offer information online for their products including trade names, characteristics, performance, safety and environmental factors. Review the WWPI Sources of Supply for the preservatives used by WWPI treating members. Please note the information in these links is maintained by the individual manufacturers and is not evaluated or endorsed by WWPI.

Waterborne Preservatives

ACQ - Alkaline Copper Quat

ACZA - Ammoniacal Copper Zinc Arsenate

CA - Copper Azole

CCA - Chromated Copper Arsenate

CuN - Copper Naphthenate

IPBC - 3-Iodo-2-Propynyl Butyl-Carbamate

SBX/DOT - Inorganic Borates, Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate or "Borates"

Oil-Type Preservatives

Creosote and Creosote Solutions

CuN - Copper Naphthenate

DCOI - 4,5-Dichloro-2-N-Octyl-4-Isothiazolin-3-One

Fire Retardants

Lumber Standards

Building Codes

Forestry and Wood Products

Product Information and Research

International Marketing