Canfor - MCA
MicroProTM Treated Wood Advantages
Lighter "Natural" color.
Better corrosion protection for exterior code-approved
fasteners and hardware.
Approved for aluminum contact.
Better paint and stainability because of its lighter color.
Treated wood warranty programs.**
- End uses include interior and exterior Above Ground,
Ground Contact, and Fresh Water immersion
- 15 year limited warranty for fencing.
- Lifetime limited warranty for Above Ground general
- Lifetime limited warranty for Ground Contact and Fresh
Water general uses.
Minimum Retention (PCF Requirements for MicroProTM Products
by End Use)
|End Use ||Preservation Retention (pcf) |
Above Ground - General Use
- Decking, joints, beams,
| .06 pcf |
Ground Contact & Fresh Water
-Decks, fence posts, and
| .15 pcf |
Critical Structures Foundations
- Building posts
| .60 pcf |
MCA pressure treated wood has corrosion rates on metal
products similar to CCA pressure treated wood and untreated wood. Use
fasteners and hardware that are in compliance with the manufacturer's
recommendations and the building codes for their intended use. When using
aluminum products in conjunction with MicroProTM treated wood, refer to the
MicroProTM Fastener and Hardware Information Sheet for additional information.
Do not burn preserved wood.
Wear a dust mask and goggles when cutting or sanding
Wear gloves when working with wood.
Some preservative may migrate from the treated wood
into soil/water or may dislodge from the treated wood surface upon contact
with skin. Wash exposed skin areas thoroughly.
All sawdust and construction debris should be cleaned
up and disposed of after construction.
Wash work clothes separately from other household
clothing before reuse.
Preserved wood should not be used where it may come
into direct or indirect contact with drinking water, except for uses
involving incidental contact such as fresh water docks and bridges.
Do not use preserved wood under circumstances where the
preservative may become a component of food, animal feed, or beehives.
Do not use preserved wood as mulch.
Only preserved wood that is visibly clean and free of
surface residue should be used.
If the wood is to be used in an interior application
and becomes wet during construction, it should be allowed to dry before
being covered or enclosed.
Disposal Recommendations: Preserved wood may be
disposed of in landfills or burned in commercial or industrial incinerators
or boilers in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.
If you desire to apply a paint, stain, clear water
repellant, or other finish to your preservative treated wood, we recommend
following the manufacturer's instructions and label of the finishing
product. Before you start, we recommend you apply the finishing product to a
small exposed test area before finishing the entire project to insure it
provides the intended result before proceeding.
Projects should be designed and installed in accordance
with federal, state, and local building codes and ordinances governing
construction in your area and in accordance with the National Design
Specifications (NDS) and the Wood Handbook.
Mold growth can and does occur on the surface of many
products, including untreated and treated wood, during prolonged surface
exposure to excessive moisture conditions. To remove mold from the treated
wood surface, wood should be allowed to dry. Typically, mild soap and water
can be used to remove remaining surface mold. For more information visit
Operated wood treating facilities. MicroPro and
MicroShades are trademarks of S-T-N Holdings, Inc. (c) 2006 S-T-N Holdings,
Inc. "The Revolutionary New Way To Pressure Treat Wood" is a service mark of
S-T-N Holdings, Inc.
* See MicrPro
Fasteners and Hardware Information Sheet
** See MicroPro
Limited Warranty for details
TM MicroPro is a trademark of S-T-N holdings, Inc.
Osmose is a registered trademark of S-T-N holdings, Inc.