17 Jan 2022

UL TESTS RESULT IN GREENGUARD AND GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFICATIONS FOR PYRO-GUARD®

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THOMSON, GA – Hoover Treated Wood Products’ PYRO-GUARD® treatment has earned UL’s GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD Certifications. Recognized and referenced by over 400 codes, rating systems, and procurement policies worldwide, GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD Certifications require that products meet some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive limits for low emissions of volatile organic compounds into indoor environments. 

Using dynamic environmental chamber testing, PYRO-GUARD® was tested for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including formaldehyde, and over 300 other VOCs with health-based limits. GREENGUARD-Certified PYRO-GUARD® and GREENGUARD GOLD-Certified PYRO-GUARD® aid in the creation of healthier indoor environments because they are now shown to release fewer pollutants that can contribute to health issues including asthma and other respiratory issues. 

GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD Certifications are just some of Hoover’s many ways of leading the industry. Another example includes the recent NFPA 285 listing by UL for an exterior wall system (EWS) containing pressure-impregnated fire-retardant-treated wood. Promulgated as UL System No. EWS0045, it is the first and only fire-retardant-treated wood system to be tested by UL for both the vertical and lateral flame propagation requirements of the International Building Code. This system requires the use of Hoover’s PYRO-GUARD® fire-retardant-treated lumber and plywood and makes the plan approval process for Type I, II, and III construction quicker and easier for architects. 

The Pyro-Guard® listing on UL SPOT can be found at: https://spot.ul.com/main-app/products/detail/60a695a41e7433dc6f54babf?page_type=Products%20Catalog.

About Wood Products Treated with Pyro-Guard®

Lumber and plywood treated with Pyro-Guard® are widely used for weather-protected applications in buildings of Type I, II, and III construction. As pressure-impregnated, fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW) products listed by UL, Pyro-Guard® lumber and plywood comply with all requirements in the model codes and standards, including but not limited to the:

  • IBC, 

  • IRC, 

  • IWUIC, 

  • NFPA 101, 

  • NFPA 703, and 

  • NFPA 5000.

The UL Evaluation Report (UL ER7002-01: http://frtw.com/sites/default/files/specs/pyroguardspecs/ER7002-01.pdf) contains more information about Pyro-Guard® lumber and plywood products.

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Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc. (“Hoover”), is the world’s largest manufacturer of pressure-impregnated fire-retardant-treated wood. Improving wood since 1955, Hoover manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of pressure-impregnated, kiln-dried wood products, such as lumber, plywood, glulam, and LVL products. Hoover also provides free AIA-approved (HSW credit) seminars taught by ICC Preferred Education Providers. For more information, visit Hoover’s website: frtw.com or to schedule a free seminar, email marketing@frtw.com.

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