Fire Retardant Treated Wood

by Robert C. Lattanzi, Hickson Corp, Atlanta, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


The paper explains how FRTW chemicals react with combustible gases. It describes the two types into which FRTW is divided. Misconceptions about FRTW are also addressed.

Subject Headings: Wood preservatives | Construction materials | Material properties | Fire resistance | Wood structures | Fires | Failure analysis | Building codes

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