We are pleased to announce the partnership with WJ Timber Group, UK – a partner who is sharing our values and vision for the future of fire-retardant timber.
WJ has invested in the latest treatment technology, installing a new high-pressure facility that will be able to provide the impregnation of fire retardant in sawn timber, as well as a new timber kiln drying capacity at their treatment facility in Hull.
We are happy to show the first pictures of WJ´s impregnation plant.
Press Release WJ Timber Group
WJ Group launch first environmentally-friendly fire impregnation treatment in UK
Timber treatment company enter partnership with Denmark-based business BURNBLOCK
WJ Timber Treatments has announced a partnership with one of the most innovative and environmentally friendly fire-retardant businesses in the world, BURNBLOCK.
The new service offering – which is a UK first in treating sawn timbers, is leading the way in the industry as a 100% natural and non-toxic solution for timber fire protection. BURNBLOCK is also 100% biodegradable, with no adverse environmental effects. A water-based product, it is both reliable and safe and has been environmentally tested by independent 3rd party institutes.
To coincide with the new partnership, WJ has invested in the latest treatment technology, installing a new high-pressure facility that will be able to provide the impregnation of fire retardant in sawn timber, as well as a new timber kiln drying capacity at their treatment facility in Hull.
Mark Eggleston, managing director at WJ Components, says: “We are looking forward to working with BURNBLOCK to provide our customers with one of the best and most environmentally friendly, fire retardant products in the market. From the first meeting it was clear that we share the same values and vision for the future of fire-retardant timber materials, and we believe that our new partnership will enable us to provide the sector with both what it wants and needs.”
Hroar Bay Smidt, CEO at BURNBLOCK, says: “We have spent over a decade developing and improving our fire-retardant treatment and we currently hold a world patent for our solution. What we say is what we can document, that is our principle.
“We are continually investing with our customers, in testing and certifying products based on individual requirements, and we provide accurate documentation from independent third-party test institutes to support and verify all of our statements. Our UK partnership with Specialised Panel Products, on the supply of BURNBLOCK treated plywood, has proven to be a hugely successful. We view the partnership with WJ as the next progressive step towards supplying the UK market with further BURNBLOCK treated timber products.
“We are excited to be working with WJ on this venture.”
BURNBLOCK has been environmentally tested by independent third-party institutes, with all its fire testing being performed to the latest European standards by some of the most recognized institutes in Europe. These include RI.SE (SP-Fire) in Sweden, MPA in Germany and BRE I, Great Britain. All substantiating documentation is provided with each treatment in order to provide customers with the assurances they require.
BURNBLOCK fire-retardant treatment will be available at WJ Components in April 2019.
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