Pioneering wood treater Rob Hicks, of Teniti Ecotourism, has just successfully completed his first treatment of radiata pine with Dolphin Bay’s Permacure ACQ – a first for the African continent.
Rob, who supplies wooden structures to the ecotourism industry, has set up a plant in Buffeljagsrivier, near Swellendam, to treat wood with our new product.
“We treated the wood according to plan, and the treatment penetrated to the correct depth,” says Rob. “The whole process was very new and exciting for me. It was extremely interesting to see something I had researched for so long actually take place in reality.
“Dolphin Bay has been stunning in their assistance and support.”
Dolphin Bay developed Permacure ACQ as an alternative to CCA. ACQ is more sustainable, in that it does not depend on derivatives from the mining industry, and has gained popularity in countries including the US and Canada, where it is considered an eco-friendly product.
“Rob’s use of Permacure ACQ is very exciting, as it shows that the timber treatment industry is expanding and is starting to mature by diversifying into new products,” says Bertus. “We look forward to working further with Rob, and to introducing more customers to Permacure ACQ in future.”