TimberSIL™, the first and only non-toxic treatment for preventing rot, decay, and other common problems in lumber, has been named one of this year’s breakthrough technologies by the editors of Popular Science magazine.
Developed by Timber Treatment Technologies (TTT), TimberSIL took the Grand Award in the magazine’s annual “Best of What’s New” Home Tech category.
Based on TTT’s proprietary sodium silicate technology, TimberSIL was developed by an environmental toxicologist who has spent more than 30 years investigating the relationships between human health and chemical exposure.
“Best of What’s New” is the ultimate Popular Science accolade, representing a year’s worth of work evaluating thousands of products,” said Mark Jannot, editor of Popular Science. “These awards honor innovations that not only influence the way we live today, but that change the way we think about the future.”
Infused into lumber through TTT’s micro-manufacturing process, TimberSIL forms a protective barrier of amorphous glass, thoroughly penetrating and protecting the wood. The resulting building product is more durable, non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-carcinogenic, and fire-resistant. Ideal for decking applications, it is also designed for interior and exterior, above-ground and in-ground use, and is fully stainable and paintable.
TimberSIL and the other 2005 “Best of What’s New” winners will be highlighted in the December issue of Popular Science magazine, expected to be on newsstands November 15th. TTT also announced a national distribution agreement with St. Louis-based Huttig Building Products, Inc. Huttig will begin distributing lumber treated with TimberSIL in early 2006, initially from its branches in the Midwest and in the Carolinas. Huttig plans to continue to expand distribution of TimberSIL as production facilities are licensed throughout the remainder of 2006 and into 2007. Timber Treatment Technologies, LLC, uses proprietary micro-manufacturing processes to protect and enhance wood products.
TimberSIL, its award-winning flagship product, protects lumber from rot, decay, and other wood protection problems without using toxic ingredients. The company’s patented sodium silicate technology was developed by environmental toxicologist Karen Slimak, who has investigated the relationships between human health and chemical exposure for more than 30 years. Corporate offices are located near Washington, D.C., and its operational headquarters are located near Memphis, Tennessee.
Learn more at www.TimberSIL.com.