Treated Wood Leader Osmose Responds to Viance Claims
Osmose President, Paul A. Goydan, responds to misleading and false claims about micronized copper treated wood from competitor Viance LLC.
Thank you for visiting TreatedWoodTruth.com. On this site, you will find timely information that updates you on the safety, superior performance, reliability and environmental integrity of MicroPro, a micronized treated wood product.
Osmose has been a leading supplier of wood preservatives for over 75 years. From the beginning, our company has produced quality, tested, reliable wood preservatives, such as MicroPro.
An Osmose competitor, Viance LLC, is engaged in a negative public relations campaign intended to scare users of pressure treated lumber. Viance has questioned the effectiveness of micronized copper pressure treated wood — attempting to create unfounded concerns about this proven method of wood protection. We believe their scare tactics are self-serving and harmful to the credibility and reputation of our entire industry. We know their claims about MicroPro technology are inaccurate and misleading.
Our MicroPro technology has undergone extensive laboratory and field testing, and international wood experts have confirmed the effectiveness of our technically advanced micronized wood preservatives. We introduced this new technology in 2006, and since then our customers have produced over 5 billion board feet of MicroPro treated lumber.
Our company has invested more than six years carefully researching and developing the MicroPro preservative technology. MicroPro treated wood is recognized as an environmentally friendly method of treating and protecting wood against fungal decay and termite attack. In fact, we fully stand behind our products and back them with industry leading warranties.
At Osmose, we are proud to say that more and more consumers and retailers are demanding our technically advanced micronized products because of its unique environmental and performance benefits. Viance is the only copper-based preservative manufacturer that does not offer this new technology to their customers. It is clear this issue is market driven and not based on credible science.
We are confident about our science and confident about MicroPro’s durability and performance. On behalf of everyone at Osmose, thank you for your interest in learning the facts and hearing the truth about MicroPro treated wood products.
Paul A. Goydan
President, Osmose, Inc.
For additional information regarding MicroPro, please contact Osmose at (800) 241-0240 or visit OsmoseWood.com.