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Major European Utility Specifies Polesaver Protection

A major utility has recently specified the use of Polesaver sleeves to provide protection on its wooden utility poles. The utility based in Europe has traditionally used wooden poles treated with creosote wood preservative. Following the recent re-classification of Creosote by the European Commission as a class 1b carcinogen by the European Commission many European utilities are now looking at safe alternatives to creosote treatment…

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Polesaver Expands Into North America

With the growing demand for Polesaver products, we have recently set up a dedicated USA based office to service the USA and Canadian markets. We are now working with an ever-expanding number of field sales engineers across the USA and Canada to promote the benefits of using Poleaver products to utilities and provide full on the ground support and training.

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Creosote – An Update

Creosote is an excellent wood preservative, typically giving a pole life of 40 years or more. The continued use of Creosote as a wood preservative in Europe is now under threat with an E.U. license review due in March 2021. Creosote has a current classification as a Category C.B. carcinogen by the European Chemicals Agency (E.C.H.A.) as well as a persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic substance. The license renewal looks unlikely.

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Partial Vs Total Barriers

Because the most vulnerable section of a wooden utility pole lies at and just below the ground line, we can protect this area with a barrier product. Barrier products work in conjunction with the preservative treatment to increase the service life of the pole by eliminating or reducing the factors necessary for wood decay to occur whilst reducing or preventing loss of wood preservative.

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