Crossties

JAN-FEB 2018

Crossties is published for users and producers of treated wood crossties.

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RTA EVENT CALENDAR 23 CONTACT US RTA EVENT CALENDAR CONTACT US ADVERTISE Stella-Jones Corp. Railway Tie Association Wheeler Lumber Nisus Corporation MiTek Industries CROSSTIES • JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 • Performance equal to or better than oil-borne preservatives. • Clean handling characteristics. • Less slippery than other preservatives when wet – critical on elevated bridge work. • Minimal drippage. • EPA non-restricted use preservative. • Allows borates to be injected to the center of bridge ties during Boulton treatment. • Borates have been shown to nearly double tie life in high hazard zones. • Data shows 2-step borate dual-treated ties are stronger and they last longer than single treatment ties.* • Can be used on new or existing bridge ties. • Eliminates incipient decay during air seasoning. • Reduces stack burn. • Helps prevent corrosion and spike kill. • Reduces checking and protects heartwood. • Data shows 2-step borate dual-treated ties are stronger and they last longer than single treatment ties.* The penetration of borates into the wood is indicated by the red coloring of added curcumin. *Strength: Adam M. Taylor, Barbara Jordan, and Jeffrey D. Lloyd. 2013. Pretreatment Decay, Strength Loss and their Prevention in Railroad Ties. Proceedings of the annual meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Protection. IRG/WP 13-30610 Longevity: The Amburgey Tie Test as reported in CrossTies, March/April, 2010. Cellu-Treat, QNAP and Nisus Corpora�on are registered trademarks of Nisus Corpora�on. ©2018 Nisus Corpora�on #CTM-JF2018 Call Ken Laughlin, Canon McDonald, or Kevin Kirkland 800.264.0870 or visit www.nisuscorp.com The penetration of borates into the wood is indicated by the red coloring of added curcumin UNTREATED TREATED g g ¥ ¥ NOW AVAILABLE End Cut Treatment

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