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Dricon Indoor WoodDricon Fire Retardant Treated Wood

For almost 30 years, Dricon FRT wood has performed as intended in countless structures in the US, Canada, Europe, and other areas around the world.
Dricon FRT wood will not spread fire like ordinary wood. Chemically treated for protection in the event of a fire, Dricon FRT wood develops less smoke and will not promote the spread of fire. Strict testing of Dricon FRT wood has resulted in acceptance by model building codes. Dricon FRT wood may be substituted for materials classified as non-combustible in certain building types designated by the model building codes. And Dricon FRT wood offers a 40-year roof warranty that covers both materials and labor, plus a 40-year preservative warranty and warranty options for truss manufacturers.

Cox Industries was one of the first treaters in the U.S. to produce Dricon FRT.
When Dricon FRT wood was introduced in 1981, it came from Cox. A pioneer in wood preservation advancements, Cox was the first company to produce the Dricon brand. Cox has been processing this wood ever since, supplying dealers with Dricon lumber and plywood for commercial, institutional, and residential structures.

Dricon Fire Retardant Wood
Dricon wood is the trusted alternative to construction materials classified as noncombustible for weather-protected applications. It is suited for interior applications shielded from precipitation.

Dricon FRT wood is ideal where sprinkler systems cannot be readily installed, where water supply is inadequate or where versatile and economical construction is desired without compromising safety.

Advantages of Dricon FRT wood:

  • Unique, patented formula with proven success.
  • Backed by a 40 year builder's warranty in roof systems (covers materials and labor).
  • Not a single case of heat degradation since its introduction in 1981.
  • Allows greater design freedom for architects and engineers.
  • Can result in greater safety for reduced insurance rates.
  • EPA registered resistance to termites and fungal decal in above ground, weather protected applications.
  • Conforms to current AWPA standards P5, P17, C20, C27, C31.
  • Produced by independent licensees which follow enforced quality control standards.

Typical proven applications include:

  • Studs
  • Wall Plates
  • Fire Stops
  • Joists
  • Shelving
  • Bins
  • Tote Boxes
  • Roof Systems
  • Wood Benches
  • Pallets

How Dricon Fire Retardant Treated Wood Works
The Dricon formulation is based on fire retardant chemicals having a high molecular weight and a very limited solubility. The solution is pressure-impregnated into the wood. When the wood is exposed to fire, Dricon chemicals help reduce flame spread and smoke development by reacting with the combustible gases and tars and converting them to carbon char and harmless carbon dioxide and water.

Dricon Fire Retardant Treated Wood

Size PCS/PK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
2x4#2 130 Stocked Stocked Stocked Stocked Stocked Available* Available*
2x6#2 80 Stocked Stocked Stocked Stocked Stocked Available* Available*
2x8#2 60 Available* Stocked Stocked Stocked Stocked Available* Available*
2x10#2 50 Available* Available* Stocked Stocked Available* Available* Available*
2x12#2 40 Available* Available* Stocked Available* Stocked Available* Available*
1x4#2 240 Available* Available* Available* Available* Stocked Available* Available*
1x6#2 160 Available* Available* Available* Available* Available* Available* Available*
1x8#2 120 Available* Available* Stocked Available* Stocked Available* Available*

Items with "Available*" indicated not in stock, available upon request

For protected applications only. Can not be used in ground contact or exterior applications. Stamped with the Underwriters Laboratories FR-S Label
Lumber dried to 19% MC, plywood dried to 15% MC.

Dense Select Structural

Size PCS/PK 8 10 12 14 16
2x4 DSS 130 Available* Available* Available* Available* Available*

Items with "Available*" indicated not in stock, available upon request

ACX Dricon Fir Plywood

Size PCS/PK  
7/32" 120 Available*
11/32" 80 Available*
15/32" 60 Available*
19/32" 50 Available*
23/32" 40 Stocked

Items with "Available*" indicated not in stock, available upon request

PRS (Performance Rated Sheathing) Dricon Pine Plywood

Size PCS/PK  
15/32" 60 Stocked
19/32" 50 Stocked
23/32" 40 Stocked
23/32" UL T&G 40 Stocked

BCX Dricon Pine Plywood

Size PCS/PK  
15/32" 60 Available*
19/32" 50 Available*
23/32" 40 Available*

Items with "Available*" indicated not in stock, available upon request

PRS (Performance Rated Sheathing) Dricon Fir Plywood

Size PCS/PK  
15/32" 60 Available*
19/32" 50 Available*
23/32" 40 Available*

Items with "Available*" indicated not in stock, available upon request

PDFDricon Sheet
PDFDricon FRT Wood Specification
DOCDricon FRT Wood FAQ
PDFDricon MSDS
PDFDricon Warranty

For additional Dricon product information, please call us at 800-476-4401. Please visit www.dricon.com to obtain Warranty Info, Product Specifications and Standards & Building Codes.