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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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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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