Awards for TimberSIL® Products include :
Grand Award, Popular Science
Top Ten GreenSpec Award
Metropolitan Home Design Award
TimberSIL has been determined by the EPA to be a non-toxic barrier product. According to EPA, this is first time ever that they have designated a product to have qualified as a barrier product, though the barrier exemption has been on their books for over 20 years.
EPA Letter with Explanation
Selected Certifications and Approvals : TimberSIL® Wood Products are Green Certified For Green Building Programs, and Recommended By Communities, Architects, Universities, Cities, States, and Organizations Throughout the US
GreenSpec Listing for TimberSIL® ( Summary and Excerpts )
TimberSIL® Nontoxic Wood
TimberSIL® is a sodium-silicate-based process for wood that relies on a micro-manufacturing technology to create an effective barrier to rot, decay and common wood problems. The patented process uses heat to change a proprietary formula from a soluble solution that is infused into the wood and turn it into a microscopic layer of amorphous glass throughout the wood, providing an effective, permanent barrier. The wood is non-toxic, odorless and nonvolatile, is not corrosive to fasteners, does not cause excessive wear on tools, and has a natural clear color. TimberSIL® Decking and other exterior products carry a 40-year warranty.
What makes this product green:
- Releases minimal pollutants
- Nontoxic barrier to common wood problems
- Exceptional durability or low- maintenance
TimberSIL® Wood Products are Cradle to Cradle sm Certified
for Green Building Programs and LEED Projects By MBDC
Journal of Environmental Science & Technology describes benefits of TimberSIL®
Environmental Science & Technology
Technology News – April 19, 2006
Wood for outdoor decks and playground equipment is infused with amorphous glass barrier that turns away bugs without harming them or the environment.
Wood produced by an innovative and environmentally friendly glass-wood fusion process called TimberSil ® is available to builders and consumers for decks, docks, fences, and children's playground equipment. TimberSIL®, based on a sodium silicate formula, protects wood in a radically different way by surrounding wood and wood fibers in a non-toxic barrier of amorphous glass that protects wood from rot, decay, and fire and is gentle to the environment.