DFX® PROCESS TECHNOLOGY
FLAMEfixx dFx ® is impregnated with dFx® technology. This patented, industry-leading technology combines a globally approved, durable (d) wood preservative and a proprietary fire-retardant (Fx) into a single working solution. Once the timber is impregnated with the dFx® solution, the active ingredients are fixed in the wood for the life span of the timber. The fire-retardant component of FLAMEfixx dFx® is based on inorganic natural ingredients that don’t contain hydrocarbon or carbon. This results in low smoke generation levels during combustion in a bush fire, wildfire or fire situation.
FLAMEfixx dFx® products are backed by a 25-year performance warranty for protection against fungal decay and termites when installed in exterior, above-ground applications. FLAMEfixx dFx® complies with the Australian Standard for preservative treatment AS1604.1 inorganic natural ingredients that don’t contain hydrocarbon or carbon. This results in low smoke generation levels during combustion in a bush fire, wildfire or fire situation.
All packs are wrapped in plastic with the distinctive ITI FLAMEfixx dFx® logo & brand. All decking and screening boards are edge-branded with the logo, the Hazard Class [H3], treatment plant number & chemical identification number all in a single, rectangular grid.inorganic natural ingredients that don’t contain hydrocarbon or carbon. This results in low smoke generation levels during combustion in a bush fire, wildfire or fire situation.
It is recommemded that fasteners used with FLAMEfixx dFx ® products are stainless steel (304 or 316 grade) or hot-dipped galvanised.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Like all natural timbers, applying added protection is highly recommended to protect against water ingress, cracking & checking. For best results use penetrating oils like CUTEK EXTREME which are available in a full range of colour-tones – www.cutek.com.au
FLAMEfixx dFx® chemistry is alkaline and consequently is not compatible with Wood Stains and Paint Coatings.
Plantation grown Radiata pine is the timber of choice for FLAMEfixx dFx ®. Radiata pine is
versatile by nature, with beautiful colours and grains and offers structural strength. A
key feature of Radiata pine is its ability to be readily impregnated with the dFx™ solution. This allows it to achieve the desired performance benefits for exterior, above ground, bushfire protection. FLAMEfixx dFx ® Radiata pine is readily grown in Australia, New Zealand & Chile.
HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL
FLAMEfixx dFx ® meets the health, safety & environmental requirements for currently approved wood preservatives. The Flame-retardant is an inorganic metal oxide which is fixed in the timber. On combustion, the retardant reverts to its original, natural, inorganic form. The result is no adverse environmental issues with air emissions & residual ash. Smoke inhalation is the leading cause of fire-related deaths. A key factor in determining human safety is reducing smoke. FLAMEfixx dFx ® is an arsenic-free product and safe for use in high contact surface areas including playgrounds, decking, pergolas, patios, garden edging.