ACS Ecobor 40 Boron Paste - Injectable Woodworm & Dry Rot Treatment

ACS Ecobor 40 Boron Paste is a glycol-based wood preservative formulation containing Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate, supplied in a 400ml Cartridge.

It is a highly effective, dual-purpose preservative designed for injection into larger dimension timbers to protect against wood-boring insects and fungal decay.

Approved for use by professional operators, it provides deep penetration in wet and dry wood, is odourless, and is particularly suited for use in damp or wet timbers in contact with masonry.

Each order of ACS Ecobor 40 comes with an extension nozzle, facilitating deeper injection into timbers and enhancing the application process.

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ACS Ecobor 40 Boron Paste is a glycol-based wood preservative formulation containing Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate, supplied in a 400ml Cartridge.

It is a highly effective, dual-purpose preservative designed for injection into larger dimension timbers to protect against wood-boring insects and fungal decay.

Approved for use by professional operators, it provides deep penetration in wet and dry wood, is odourless, and is particularly suited for use in damp or wet timbers in contact with masonry.

Each order of ACS Ecobor 40 comes with an extension nozzle, facilitating deeper injection into timbers and enhancing the application process.

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Key Features of ACS Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste

✔️ Highly effective dual-purpose preservative against wood-boring insects and fungal decay.

✔️ Deep penetration in wet and dry wood, ideal for damp or wet timbers in contact with masonry.

✔️ Odourless formulation, ensuring comfort during application without compromising effectiveness.

✔️ Professional-grade approval under HSE No 10593, meeting the highest industry standards.

✔️ Supplied with an extension nozzle for deeper injection, enhancing the application process.

 

Full Product Description

ACS Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste is a highly advanced and reliable wood preservative, formulated with the industry's leading technologies to provide superior protection for timber against wood-boring insects and fungal decay. This innovative formulation is specifically designed for professional operators and is supplied in a convenient 400ml Cartridge for easy application.

The active ingredient, disodium octaborate tetrahydrate, ensures comprehensive protection of timber against wood-boring insects and fungal decay. Its glycol-based formula enables deep penetration into wet and dry wood, making it an ideal choice for safeguarding timbers, particularly those in damp or wet conditions in contact with masonry, such as joist ends and wall plates.

Approved under The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986, ACS Ecobor 40 carries the prestigious HSE Approval No 10593, ensuring its compliance with the highest industry standards and regulations. Each order of ACS Ecobor 40 comes with an extension nozzle, facilitating deeper injection into timbers and enhancing the application process.

This professional-grade wood preservative is odorless, making it suitable for a wide range of applications without causing discomfort to operators or building occupants. Furthermore, the dual-purpose nature of Ecobor 40 allows for its use in conjunction with a surface application of Boracol 10, providing enhanced protection and maintaining the structural integrity of the treated timbers.

  ACS Ecobor 40 carries the HSE Approval No 10593.


Product Benefits:

  • Effective Dual-Purpose Preservative: ACS Ecobor 40 is specifically formulated to provide exceptional protection against both wood-boring insects and fungal decay, offering comprehensive preservation for treated timbers.

  • Deep Penetration in Wet and Dry Wood: The glycol-based formulation ensures deep penetration into both wet and dry wood, reaching areas that are typically challenging to treat with conventional preservatives.

  • Suitable for Damp / Wet Timbers in Contact with Masonry: By diffusing into high-risk areas, Ecobor 40 effectively protects timbers in damp or wet conditions in contact with masonry, making it an ideal choice for applications such as joist ends and wall plates.

  • Odorless Formulation: With its odorless nature, this wood preservative allows for versatile application, ensuring operator and occupant comfort without compromising on effectiveness.

  • Professional-Grade Approval: Approved for use only by professional operators under The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986, and carrying the HSE Approval No 10593, Ecobor 40 meets the highest industry standards and regulations, guaranteeing its reliability and effectiveness.

  • Supplied with Extension Nozzle: The inclusion of an extension nozzle with each order facilitates deeper injection into timbers, enhancing the application process and ensuring thorough treatment.

  • Complementary to Boracol 10 Surface Application: Ecobor 40 can be used in conjunction with Boracol 10 for a comprehensive wood preservation strategy, providing enhanced protection and structural integrity for treated timbers.


Typical Applications:

  • Structural Timber Preservation: Ecobor 40 is well-suited for preserving structural timbers in buildings, particularly in areas prone to dampness or moisture, such as joist ends and wall plates.

  • Damp or Wet Environments: Ideal for application in areas with high moisture content or direct contact with masonry, including basements, cellars, and other below-ground structures.

  • Remedial Treatments: Effective for remedial treatments of existing timber where wood-boring insects or fungal decay have been identified, providing long-term protection and preventing further damage.

  • Historic and Listed Buildings: Suitable for use in the preservation of timbers in historic and listed buildings, ensuring the protection of irreplaceable structural elements against degradation.

  • Timber in Contact with Masonry: Specifically designed for use in timbers that come into contact with masonry, Ecobor 40 provides comprehensive protection in areas prone to increased risk of wood-boring insects and fungal decay.


Active Ingredients:

Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate 40% w/w:

A powerful and effective wood preservative ingredient used to protect against wood-boring insects and fungal decay. It is a borate-based chemical that penetrates deep into the wood, providing long-lasting protection. This ingredient is typically used in the treatment of timber, lumber, and other wood products to prevent damage caused by insects such as termites, woodworm, and beetles, as well as decay caused by fungi.

Bats:

All bats are protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Before treating any structure used by bats, consult Natural England, Scottish National Heritage, The Countryside Council for Wales or The Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland.

Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste is suitable for use in bat roosts.


Preparation:

Before deciding on appropriate preservative treatment, carefully evaluate the structural integrity of timbers and repair and / or replace those considered unsound (isolated from masonry where possible). Locate and rectify any sources of dampness.

Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste can be used to treat sound (new or existing) timbers. For timbers already suffering from fungal decay / insect attack, treatments can be applied effectively as long as measures are also taken to remove sources of moisture and / or improve ventilation in the adjoining areas.

Timbers left in direct contact with masonry below ground level, or in other situations where there is a known continuing source of moisture, can be treated in-situ but should be re-inspected periodically to access their condition.

Cover water storage tanks and remove or cover fish tanks and bowls and any food stuffs etc. before application. Do not use on food preparation or storage surfaces.

Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste is a deeply penetrating product which causes staining to both the treated timber and any porous materials it is contact with (e.g. plaster, masonry).

Further, when timbers are dry, the boron salts may appear as surface crystals in places.

THESE FACTORS MAKE THIS PRODUCT SUITABLE ONLY FOR THE TREATMENT OF STRUCTURAL TIMBERS WHICH WILL NOT BE EXPOSED AS A DECORATIVE FEATURE.

If sensitive linings or overlay materials are to be used in direct contact with treated timbers they should be isolated by the use of an impervious barrier.

If treatments are being carried out as part of a dry rot eradication program carefully establish the full extent of the infestation and use Boracol 10 to sterilise affected masonry as necessary.


Drilling Holes in Face of Beams:

Holes of 10-12mm diameter should be drilled at intervals of 100mm along the grain and to within 15mm of the full depth of the timber (and otherwise as per the table below).

Inject the Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste to within c. 10mm of the face of the timber and seal with timber dowling or Plastic Plugs.

Timer Dimensions Drill Hole Depth No. of Rows Metres per Cartridge (Approx)
100mm x 50mm 35mm 1 (Centred) 20 Metres
225mm x 75mm 60mm 2 (75mm Spacing) 7 Metres
300mm x 150mm 135mm 2 (100mm Spacing) 2 Metres


Drilling Holes on Edge of Beams:

Holes of 10-12mm diameter should be drilled at intervals of 150mm along the grain and to within 30-75mm of the full depth of the timber (see the table below).

Inject the Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste to within 30mm of the near face and seal with timber dowling or Plastic Plugs.

Timer Dimensions Drill Hole Depth No. of Rows Metres per Cartridge (Approx)
100mm x 50mm 70mm 1 (Centred) 20 Metres
225mm x 75mm 175mm 1 (Centred) 7 Metres
300mm x 150mm 225mm 2 (50mm Spacing) 2 Metres


Coverage:

Approx. 5 kg/m³ (Refer to Drilling Patterns in tables above)


Finishing:

Provide a physical barrier to prevent unprotected persons and / or animals coming into contact with treated surfaces until dry (inaccessible timbers are considered to be outside this requirement).

Dispose of empty cartridges carefully; transfer old nozzles to new cartridges wherever possible.

Q) What is ACS Ecobor 40 Boron Paste?

A) ACS Ecobor 40 Boron Paste is a glycol-based wood preservative that contains Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate as its active ingredient. It is designed for injection into larger dimension timbers to protect against wood-boring insects and fungal decay, making it a highly effective dual-purpose preservative.


Q) How does ACS Ecobor 40 work?

A) The active ingredient, Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate, penetrates deep into both wet and dry wood, providing comprehensive protection against wood-boring insects and fungal decay. Its glycol-based formula enhances penetration, ensuring that the preservative reaches deep into the timber.


Q) What are the typical applications of ACS Ecobor 40?

A) ACS Ecobor 40 is ideal for structural timber preservation, especially in damp or wet environments in contact with masonry. It is used for remedial treatments of existing timber, preservation of timbers in historic and listed buildings, and in any situation where timbers are at risk of decay or insect attack.


Q) Is ACS Ecobor 40 suitable for damp or wet timbers?

A) Yes, it is particularly suited for use in damp or wet timbers in contact with masonry due to its ability to diffuse into high-risk areas and protect timbers under these conditions.


Q) What makes ACS Ecobor 40 different from other wood preservatives?

A) ACS Ecobor 40's unique glycol-based formula allows for deep penetration into wood, its odorless nature ensures comfort during application, and it is specifically approved for professional use. Its dual-purpose action against both insects and fungi sets it apart from other preservatives.


Q) Can ACS Ecobor 40 be used in conjunction with other treatments?

A) Yes, it can be used in conjunction with a surface application of Boracol 10, providing an enhanced wood preservation strategy that offers comprehensive protection and maintains the structural integrity of the treated timbers.


Q) What precautions should be taken when using ACS Ecobor 40?

A) Protective measures should include covering water storage tanks, removing or covering food items and fish tanks, and ensuring the area is well-ventilated. It's also important to prevent contact with treated surfaces until dry.


Q) How is ACS Ecobor 40 applied?

A) ACS Ecobor 40 is injected into pre-drilled holes in the timber at specified intervals and depths, depending on the timber's dimensions. The included extension nozzle facilitates deeper injection into timbers, enhancing the application process.


Q) What is the coverage of ACS Ecobor 40?

A) The coverage depends on the timber dimensions and drilling pattern, with approximate guidelines provided for different sizes of timber. Please refer to the coverage tables in the 'Application' tab..


Q) Is ACS Ecobor 40 odorless?

A) Yes, ACS Ecobor 40 is odorless, making it suitable for use in a wide range of applications without causing discomfort to operators or building occupants.


Q) What are the benefits of using ACS Ecobor 40?

A) The benefits include effective dual-purpose protection against wood-boring insects and fungal decay, deep penetration in wet and dry wood, suitability for damp/wet timbers in contact with masonry, and its odorless formulation.


Q) Is ACS Ecobor 40 approved for professional use?

A) Yes, it is approved for use by professional operators under The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986, carrying the HSE Approval No 10593, ensuring its compliance with industry standards and regulations.


Q) Can ACS Ecobor 40 be used in historic and listed buildings?

A) Yes, it is suitable for use in the preservation of timbers in historic and listed buildings, ensuring the protection of irreplaceable structural elements against degradation.


Q) How does the active ingredient in ACS Ecobor 40 protect against wood decay?

A) The active ingredient, Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate, is a borate-based chemical that penetrates deep into the wood, providing long-lasting protection against insects and decay fungi.


Q) What is the role of the extension nozzle included with ACS Ecobor 40?

A) The extension nozzle facilitates deeper injection into timbers, enhancing the application process and ensuring thorough treatment of the wood.


Q) How should timbers be prepared before applying ACS Ecobor 40?

A) Timbers should be evaluated for structural integrity, with unsound timbers repaired or replaced. The source of any dampness should be located and rectified, and surfaces should be free from dirt, loose material, and efflorescence.


Q) Can ACS Ecobor 40 cause staining?

A) Yes, it can cause staining to both the treated timber and any porous materials it comes into contact with, such as plaster or masonry. It is suitable only for the treatment of structural timbers which will not be exposed as a decorative feature. When applying ACS Ecobor 40, it's important to take precautions to avoid unintended contact with visible surfaces or materials that could be adversely affected by staining.


Q) How does ACS Ecobor 40 impact the environment?

A) ACS Ecobor 40 is designed with environmental considerations in mind. Its borate-based active ingredient is less toxic compared to some other wood preservatives, and its glycol formulation ensures that the treatment remains localised to the treated area, minimising broader environmental impact.


Q) Is ACS Ecobor 40 safe for use in areas inhabited by bats?

A) Before treating any structure used by bats, it's crucial to consult with the appropriate wildlife protection authority, as bats are protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. ACS Ecobor 40 should be used in a way that does not harm bats or their roosting areas.


Q) How long does ACS Ecobor 40 take to dry?

A) The drying time for ACS Ecobor 40 can vary based on environmental conditions, such as humidity and temperature. It's important to ensure that the treated area remains undisturbed and is protected from contact until the treatment has fully dried.


Q) Can ACS Ecobor 40 be used on all types of wood?

A) ACS Ecobor 40 is suitable for use on a wide range of wood types, offering protection against wood-boring insects and fungal decay. However, it's always recommended to assess the specific type of wood and its condition before application to ensure compatibility and effectiveness.


Q) How often should wood be treated with ACS Ecobor 40 for ongoing protection?

A) The need for re-treatment with ACS Ecobor 40 depends on the specific conditions and exposure of the wood. In general, a single application provides long-lasting protection, but periodic inspections of the treated timber are advised to assess its condition and determine if additional treatment is necessary.


Q) Can ACS Ecobor 40 be used in conjunction with other wood treatments?

A) Yes, ACS Ecobor 40 can be part of a comprehensive wood preservation strategy. It is particularly effective when used in conjunction with surface treatments like Boracol 10, offering enhanced protection against a broader range of wood pests and decay.


Q) What should be done with empty ACS Ecobor 40 cartridges?

A) Empty ACS Ecobor 40 cartridges should be disposed of carefully in accordance with local regulations. Whenever possible, transfer old nozzles to new cartridges to minimize waste and ensure efficient use of resources.


Q) How should accidental spills of ACS Ecobor 40 be handled?

A) In the event of an accidental spill, ACS Ecobor 40 should be cleaned up promptly with water to prevent staining and potential damage to untreated surfaces. It's important to wear protective clothing during cleanup to avoid skin contact with the preservative.


Q) Can ACS Ecobor 40 be applied in any weather conditions?

A) While ACS Ecobor 40 can be applied in a range of weather conditions, it's best to avoid application during extreme cold (below 5°C) or in wet conditions that could dilute the preservative or prevent proper penetration into the wood.


Q) What are the health and safety precautions when using ACS Ecobor 40?

A) When using ACS Ecobor 40, wear appropriate protective clothing, including gloves and eye protection, to avoid direct contact with the skin and eyes. Ensure that the area is well-ventilated during application to minimise inhalation of any vapors.


Q) Can treated wood be recycled or reused?

A) Wood treated with ACS Ecobor 40 should not be recycled for other uses, particularly where it may come into contact with food or feed. Disposal of treated wood should comply with local regulations, considering its treated status.

Key Features of ACS Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste

✔️ Highly effective dual-purpose preservative against wood-boring insects and fungal decay.

✔️ Deep penetration in wet and dry wood, ideal for damp or wet timbers in contact with masonry.

✔️ Odourless formulation, ensuring comfort during application without compromising effectiveness.

✔️ Professional-grade approval under HSE No 10593, meeting the highest industry standards.

✔️ Supplied with an extension nozzle for deeper injection, enhancing the application process.

 

Full Product Description

ACS Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste is a highly advanced and reliable wood preservative, formulated with the industry's leading technologies to provide superior protection for timber against wood-boring insects and fungal decay. This innovative formulation is specifically designed for professional operators and is supplied in a convenient 400ml Cartridge for easy application.

The active ingredient, disodium octaborate tetrahydrate, ensures comprehensive protection of timber against wood-boring insects and fungal decay. Its glycol-based formula enables deep penetration into wet and dry wood, making it an ideal choice for safeguarding timbers, particularly those in damp or wet conditions in contact with masonry, such as joist ends and wall plates.

Approved under The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986, ACS Ecobor 40 carries the prestigious HSE Approval No 10593, ensuring its compliance with the highest industry standards and regulations. Each order of ACS Ecobor 40 comes with an extension nozzle, facilitating deeper injection into timbers and enhancing the application process.

This professional-grade wood preservative is odorless, making it suitable for a wide range of applications without causing discomfort to operators or building occupants. Furthermore, the dual-purpose nature of Ecobor 40 allows for its use in conjunction with a surface application of Boracol 10, providing enhanced protection and maintaining the structural integrity of the treated timbers.

  ACS Ecobor 40 carries the HSE Approval No 10593.


Product Benefits:

  • Effective Dual-Purpose Preservative: ACS Ecobor 40 is specifically formulated to provide exceptional protection against both wood-boring insects and fungal decay, offering comprehensive preservation for treated timbers.

  • Deep Penetration in Wet and Dry Wood: The glycol-based formulation ensures deep penetration into both wet and dry wood, reaching areas that are typically challenging to treat with conventional preservatives.

  • Suitable for Damp / Wet Timbers in Contact with Masonry: By diffusing into high-risk areas, Ecobor 40 effectively protects timbers in damp or wet conditions in contact with masonry, making it an ideal choice for applications such as joist ends and wall plates.

  • Odorless Formulation: With its odorless nature, this wood preservative allows for versatile application, ensuring operator and occupant comfort without compromising on effectiveness.

  • Professional-Grade Approval: Approved for use only by professional operators under The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986, and carrying the HSE Approval No 10593, Ecobor 40 meets the highest industry standards and regulations, guaranteeing its reliability and effectiveness.

  • Supplied with Extension Nozzle: The inclusion of an extension nozzle with each order facilitates deeper injection into timbers, enhancing the application process and ensuring thorough treatment.

  • Complementary to Boracol 10 Surface Application: Ecobor 40 can be used in conjunction with Boracol 10 for a comprehensive wood preservation strategy, providing enhanced protection and structural integrity for treated timbers.


Typical Applications:

  • Structural Timber Preservation: Ecobor 40 is well-suited for preserving structural timbers in buildings, particularly in areas prone to dampness or moisture, such as joist ends and wall plates.

  • Damp or Wet Environments: Ideal for application in areas with high moisture content or direct contact with masonry, including basements, cellars, and other below-ground structures.

  • Remedial Treatments: Effective for remedial treatments of existing timber where wood-boring insects or fungal decay have been identified, providing long-term protection and preventing further damage.

  • Historic and Listed Buildings: Suitable for use in the preservation of timbers in historic and listed buildings, ensuring the protection of irreplaceable structural elements against degradation.

  • Timber in Contact with Masonry: Specifically designed for use in timbers that come into contact with masonry, Ecobor 40 provides comprehensive protection in areas prone to increased risk of wood-boring insects and fungal decay.


Active Ingredients:

Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate 40% w/w:

A powerful and effective wood preservative ingredient used to protect against wood-boring insects and fungal decay. It is a borate-based chemical that penetrates deep into the wood, providing long-lasting protection. This ingredient is typically used in the treatment of timber, lumber, and other wood products to prevent damage caused by insects such as termites, woodworm, and beetles, as well as decay caused by fungi.

Bats:

All bats are protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Before treating any structure used by bats, consult Natural England, Scottish National Heritage, The Countryside Council for Wales or The Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland.

Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste is suitable for use in bat roosts.


Preparation:

Before deciding on appropriate preservative treatment, carefully evaluate the structural integrity of timbers and repair and / or replace those considered unsound (isolated from masonry where possible). Locate and rectify any sources of dampness.

Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste can be used to treat sound (new or existing) timbers. For timbers already suffering from fungal decay / insect attack, treatments can be applied effectively as long as measures are also taken to remove sources of moisture and / or improve ventilation in the adjoining areas.

Timbers left in direct contact with masonry below ground level, or in other situations where there is a known continuing source of moisture, can be treated in-situ but should be re-inspected periodically to access their condition.

Cover water storage tanks and remove or cover fish tanks and bowls and any food stuffs etc. before application. Do not use on food preparation or storage surfaces.

Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste is a deeply penetrating product which causes staining to both the treated timber and any porous materials it is contact with (e.g. plaster, masonry).

Further, when timbers are dry, the boron salts may appear as surface crystals in places.

THESE FACTORS MAKE THIS PRODUCT SUITABLE ONLY FOR THE TREATMENT OF STRUCTURAL TIMBERS WHICH WILL NOT BE EXPOSED AS A DECORATIVE FEATURE.

If sensitive linings or overlay materials are to be used in direct contact with treated timbers they should be isolated by the use of an impervious barrier.

If treatments are being carried out as part of a dry rot eradication program carefully establish the full extent of the infestation and use Boracol 10 to sterilise affected masonry as necessary.


Drilling Holes in Face of Beams:

Holes of 10-12mm diameter should be drilled at intervals of 100mm along the grain and to within 15mm of the full depth of the timber (and otherwise as per the table below).

Inject the Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste to within c. 10mm of the face of the timber and seal with timber dowling or Plastic Plugs.

Timer Dimensions Drill Hole Depth No. of Rows Metres per Cartridge (Approx)
100mm x 50mm 35mm 1 (Centred) 20 Metres
225mm x 75mm 60mm 2 (75mm Spacing) 7 Metres
300mm x 150mm 135mm 2 (100mm Spacing) 2 Metres


Drilling Holes on Edge of Beams:

Holes of 10-12mm diameter should be drilled at intervals of 150mm along the grain and to within 30-75mm of the full depth of the timber (see the table below).

Inject the Ecobor 40 Boron Injection Paste to within 30mm of the near face and seal with timber dowling or Plastic Plugs.

Timer Dimensions Drill Hole Depth No. of Rows Metres per Cartridge (Approx)
100mm x 50mm 70mm 1 (Centred) 20 Metres
225mm x 75mm 175mm 1 (Centred) 7 Metres
300mm x 150mm 225mm 2 (50mm Spacing) 2 Metres


Coverage:

Approx. 5 kg/m³ (Refer to Drilling Patterns in tables above)


Finishing:

Provide a physical barrier to prevent unprotected persons and / or animals coming into contact with treated surfaces until dry (inaccessible timbers are considered to be outside this requirement).

Dispose of empty cartridges carefully; transfer old nozzles to new cartridges wherever possible.

Q) What is ACS Ecobor 40 Boron Paste?

A) ACS Ecobor 40 Boron Paste is a glycol-based wood preservative that contains Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate as its active ingredient. It is designed for injection into larger dimension timbers to protect against wood-boring insects and fungal decay, making it a highly effective dual-purpose preservative.


Q) How does ACS Ecobor 40 work?

A) The active ingredient, Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate, penetrates deep into both wet and dry wood, providing comprehensive protection against wood-boring insects and fungal decay. Its glycol-based formula enhances penetration, ensuring that the preservative reaches deep into the timber.


Q) What are the typical applications of ACS Ecobor 40?

A) ACS Ecobor 40 is ideal for structural timber preservation, especially in damp or wet environments in contact with masonry. It is used for remedial treatments of existing timber, preservation of timbers in historic and listed buildings, and in any situation where timbers are at risk of decay or insect attack.


Q) Is ACS Ecobor 40 suitable for damp or wet timbers?

A) Yes, it is particularly suited for use in damp or wet timbers in contact with masonry due to its ability to diffuse into high-risk areas and protect timbers under these conditions.


Q) What makes ACS Ecobor 40 different from other wood preservatives?

A) ACS Ecobor 40's unique glycol-based formula allows for deep penetration into wood, its odorless nature ensures comfort during application, and it is specifically approved for professional use. Its dual-purpose action against both insects and fungi sets it apart from other preservatives.


Q) Can ACS Ecobor 40 be used in conjunction with other treatments?

A) Yes, it can be used in conjunction with a surface application of Boracol 10, providing an enhanced wood preservation strategy that offers comprehensive protection and maintains the structural integrity of the treated timbers.


Q) What precautions should be taken when using ACS Ecobor 40?

A) Protective measures should include covering water storage tanks, removing or covering food items and fish tanks, and ensuring the area is well-ventilated. It's also important to prevent contact with treated surfaces until dry.


Q) How is ACS Ecobor 40 applied?

A) ACS Ecobor 40 is injected into pre-drilled holes in the timber at specified intervals and depths, depending on the timber's dimensions. The included extension nozzle facilitates deeper injection into timbers, enhancing the application process.


Q) What is the coverage of ACS Ecobor 40?

A) The coverage depends on the timber dimensions and drilling pattern, with approximate guidelines provided for different sizes of timber. Please refer to the coverage tables in the 'Application' tab..


Q) Is ACS Ecobor 40 odorless?

A) Yes, ACS Ecobor 40 is odorless, making it suitable for use in a wide range of applications without causing discomfort to operators or building occupants.


Q) What are the benefits of using ACS Ecobor 40?

A) The benefits include effective dual-purpose protection against wood-boring insects and fungal decay, deep penetration in wet and dry wood, suitability for damp/wet timbers in contact with masonry, and its odorless formulation.


Q) Is ACS Ecobor 40 approved for professional use?

A) Yes, it is approved for use by professional operators under The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986, carrying the HSE Approval No 10593, ensuring its compliance with industry standards and regulations.


Q) Can ACS Ecobor 40 be used in historic and listed buildings?

A) Yes, it is suitable for use in the preservation of timbers in historic and listed buildings, ensuring the protection of irreplaceable structural elements against degradation.


Q) How does the active ingredient in ACS Ecobor 40 protect against wood decay?

A) The active ingredient, Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate, is a borate-based chemical that penetrates deep into the wood, providing long-lasting protection against insects and decay fungi.


Q) What is the role of the extension nozzle included with ACS Ecobor 40?

A) The extension nozzle facilitates deeper injection into timbers, enhancing the application process and ensuring thorough treatment of the wood.


Q) How should timbers be prepared before applying ACS Ecobor 40?

A) Timbers should be evaluated for structural integrity, with unsound timbers repaired or replaced. The source of any dampness should be located and rectified, and surfaces should be free from dirt, loose material, and efflorescence.


Q) Can ACS Ecobor 40 cause staining?

A) Yes, it can cause staining to both the treated timber and any porous materials it comes into contact with, such as plaster or masonry. It is suitable only for the treatment of structural timbers which will not be exposed as a decorative feature. When applying ACS Ecobor 40, it's important to take precautions to avoid unintended contact with visible surfaces or materials that could be adversely affected by staining.


Q) How does ACS Ecobor 40 impact the environment?

A) ACS Ecobor 40 is designed with environmental considerations in mind. Its borate-based active ingredient is less toxic compared to some other wood preservatives, and its glycol formulation ensures that the treatment remains localised to the treated area, minimising broader environmental impact.


Q) Is ACS Ecobor 40 safe for use in areas inhabited by bats?

A) Before treating any structure used by bats, it's crucial to consult with the appropriate wildlife protection authority, as bats are protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. ACS Ecobor 40 should be used in a way that does not harm bats or their roosting areas.


Q) How long does ACS Ecobor 40 take to dry?

A) The drying time for ACS Ecobor 40 can vary based on environmental conditions, such as humidity and temperature. It's important to ensure that the treated area remains undisturbed and is protected from contact until the treatment has fully dried.


Q) Can ACS Ecobor 40 be used on all types of wood?

A) ACS Ecobor 40 is suitable for use on a wide range of wood types, offering protection against wood-boring insects and fungal decay. However, it's always recommended to assess the specific type of wood and its condition before application to ensure compatibility and effectiveness.


Q) How often should wood be treated with ACS Ecobor 40 for ongoing protection?

A) The need for re-treatment with ACS Ecobor 40 depends on the specific conditions and exposure of the wood. In general, a single application provides long-lasting protection, but periodic inspections of the treated timber are advised to assess its condition and determine if additional treatment is necessary.


Q) Can ACS Ecobor 40 be used in conjunction with other wood treatments?

A) Yes, ACS Ecobor 40 can be part of a comprehensive wood preservation strategy. It is particularly effective when used in conjunction with surface treatments like Boracol 10, offering enhanced protection against a broader range of wood pests and decay.


Q) What should be done with empty ACS Ecobor 40 cartridges?

A) Empty ACS Ecobor 40 cartridges should be disposed of carefully in accordance with local regulations. Whenever possible, transfer old nozzles to new cartridges to minimize waste and ensure efficient use of resources.


Q) How should accidental spills of ACS Ecobor 40 be handled?

A) In the event of an accidental spill, ACS Ecobor 40 should be cleaned up promptly with water to prevent staining and potential damage to untreated surfaces. It's important to wear protective clothing during cleanup to avoid skin contact with the preservative.


Q) Can ACS Ecobor 40 be applied in any weather conditions?

A) While ACS Ecobor 40 can be applied in a range of weather conditions, it's best to avoid application during extreme cold (below 5°C) or in wet conditions that could dilute the preservative or prevent proper penetration into the wood.


Q) What are the health and safety precautions when using ACS Ecobor 40?

A) When using ACS Ecobor 40, wear appropriate protective clothing, including gloves and eye protection, to avoid direct contact with the skin and eyes. Ensure that the area is well-ventilated during application to minimise inhalation of any vapors.


Q) Can treated wood be recycled or reused?

A) Wood treated with ACS Ecobor 40 should not be recycled for other uses, particularly where it may come into contact with food or feed. Disposal of treated wood should comply with local regulations, considering its treated status.

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