The life span of Blue Ribbon Products will increase dramatically when properly pressure-treated with AQUA SEAL® copper-oxide formulated waterborne preservatives. Blue Ribbon Products use one of four different AQUA SEAL preservatives, based on their appropriate end-use.
AQUA SEAL® Choices
AQUA SEAL - CCA
- CCA (Chromated Copper Arsenate) is used extensively in construction, industrial, and agriculture applications. AQUA SEAL - CCA preservatives meet American Wood Preservers Association (AWPA) Standard P5. Blue Ribbon posts and poles are pressure-treated in accordance with AWPA standard C4 and System Standard UC4A.
AQUA SEAL - CA
- CA (Copper Azole) is used specifically in residential applications like decks, fences, and Blue Ribbon TruStakes®. AQUA SEAL - CA preservatives do not contain arsenic or chromium, and are fully compliant with all EPA, Environment Canada and Code of Good Practice requirements. AQUA SEAL - CA preservative meets AWPA Standard P5.
AQUA SEAL - ACQ
- ACQ (Alkaline Copper Quaternary) is the most widely used non-arsenic, non-chromium water-based wood preservative in the world. Typical residential applications include decks, fences and Blue Ribbon TruStakes. AQUA SEAL - ACQ preservatives are fully compliant with EPA, Environment Canada, and Code of Good Practice requirements. AQUA SEAL - ACQ preservatives meet AWPA Standard P5.
AQUA SEAL - ACZA
- ACZA (Ammoniacal Copper Zinc Arsenate) protects against termite and fungal decay. AQUA SEAL - ACZA preservatives consistently meet recognized standards of penetration and retention in otherwise difficult to treat species like Coastal Douglas fir. AQUA SEAL - ACZA preservatives meet AWPA Standard P5.
AQUA SEAL Recommendations
|Recommend Specie||Recommend Industry||Blue Ribbon Products||Applications types|
|AQUA SEAL - CCA||Lodgepole Pine ||Agricultural||Posts and Poles||Fencing and Trellising|
|AQUA SEAL - CA||Fir and Pine||Residential and Agricultural||Stakes, Posts and Poles||Tree Support, Fencing and Trellising|
|AQUA SEAL - ACQ||Fir and Pine||Residential and Agricultural||Stakes, Posts and Poles||Tree Support, Fencing and Trellising|
|AQUA SEAL - ACZA||Douglas Fir||Agricultural||Stakes, Posts and Poles||Fencing and Trellising|