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DFX PROCESS TECHNOLOGY
DFX is patented, industry-leading technology that combines a globally approved, durable (d) wood preservative and a proprietary fire-retardant (fx) into a single working solution.
FLAMEfixx dFx® products have been extensively tested to ensure optimal protection against Australian Bush fires. FLAMEfixx dFx® timber products exceed the requirements of BAL-29 set out in the Australian Standard AS 3959-2018 “Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas.
CARE & MAINTAINANCE
Applying a penetrating timber oil is highly recommended on all FLAMEfixx dFx® products to protect against water ingress, cracking & checking. FLAMEfixx dFx® chemistry is alkaline and consequently is NOT COMPATIBLE with Wood Stains or Paint coatings. Penetrating timber oils are compatible with FLAMEfixx dFx® and are designed to penetrate into the timber giving protection against the elements.
All packs are wrapped in plastic with the distinctive ITI FLAMEfixx dFx® logo & brand. All decking and screening boards are edge-branded with the logo, the Hazard Class [H3], treatment plant number & chemical identification number all in a single, rectangular grid.
It is recommended that fasteners used with FLAMEfixx dFx® products are 304 Extreme stainless steel, 316 stainless steel or hot-dipped galvanised.
FLAMEfixx treated wood offcuts are not a hazardous waste and should be disposed of to landfill. FLAMEfixx Treated wood offcuts will not burn and consequently can’t be disposed of by incineration.
Plantation grown Radiata pine is the timber of choice for FLAMEfixx dFx®. Radiata pine is versatile by nature, with beautiful colours and grains and offers structural strength. A key feature of Radiata pine is its ability to be readily impregnated with the dFx® solution. This allows it to achieve the desired performance benefits for exterior, above ground bush fire protection. FLAMEfixx dFx® Radiata pine is readily grown in Australia, New Zealand & Chile.
HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL
FLAMEfixx dFx® meets the health, safety & environmental requirements for currently approved wood preservatives. The flame-retardant is an inorganic metal oxide which is fixed in the timber. On combustion, the retardant reverts to its original, natural, inorganic form. The result is no adverse environmental issues with air emissions & residual ash. Smoke inhalation is the leading cause of fire-related deaths. A key factor in determining human safety is reducing smoke. FLAMEfixx dFx® is an arsenic-free product and safe for use in high contact surface areas including playgrounds, decking, pergolas, patios.
FLAMEfixx dfx™ products have been extensively tested to ensure optimal performance against Australian Bush fires. FLAMEfixx dfx™ timber products exceed the requirements of BAL-29 set out in the Australian Standard AS 3959-2018 “Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas.”
FIRE TEST CERTIFICATION
Wood Modification Technologies (WMT) invented, patented and developed the dFx process technology, now known as FLAMEfixx dFx ® . WMT has achieved several Fire Test Certificates for timber thicknesses greater than 13mm. The results of the testing exceed the requirements set out in the Australian Standards (AS 3959-2009 & 2018) for BAL-29 conditions.
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