Vacsol® Azure® Timber Preservative takes wood design to the next level

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Vacsol® Azure® Timber Preservative takes wood design to the next level

Wood is a wondrous material whose beauty is enhanced by a home-owner’s imagination and grand designs, and architectural features such as stairways, flooring, balconies and decks. While it is considered the architectural wonder material of the 21st century, there can be no compromising when it comes to preserving its beauty.

A small unprotected area can make the beauty of wood vulnerable to premature degradation due to wood rot and insect attack. Protection means choosing a treatment product that meets the highest standards in wood preservation.

Globally recognized and eco-friendly Vacsol Azure timber preservative ticks all the boxes. Since its launch in South Africa in 2012, this product has defined its place in the market as the first and only metal-free Light Organic Solvent Preservative that is biodegradable and regarded as safer than previous tin-based solvent wood preservatives.

With the heightened awareness to make eco-sensitive choices, appreciating the splendour of wood and its preservation must go beyond its aesthetic appeal.

Vacsol Azure timber preservative also performs well with its Ecospecifier Global endorsement that gives the re-assurance that this treated wood exhibits ecological and preferable health characteristics. It is also rated among the contributing products to the achievement of the Green Building rating tool credits.

Wood gives architects and designers great possibilities to develop innovative and sustainable architecture. Vacsol Azure timber preservative takes these designs to the next level through the preservation of its beauty for home-owners to enjoy for years to come,” says Doug Sayce, General Manager of Lonza Wood Protection.

Advanced organic azole fungicides and a synthetic pyrethroid as an insecticide / termiticide which ensures advanced protection against fungal decay, wood-borers and insect attack. This is achieved through a vacuum pressure treatment process, which is the most effective in wood preservation. The timber is placed in a sealed cylinder where a vacuum is drawn to remove the air in the wood fibre cells before flooding it with the Vacsol Azure timber preservative.

As the only product of its kind in the South African market, Vacsol Azure timber preservative has achieved a solid track record of proven performance excellence, and its global certification gives it the upper hand in product re-assurance. Based on a rapidly growing product demand, we are extremely confident of its future as the foremost choice when it comes to quality wood preservation,” concludes Sayce.


Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and speciality ingredients markets. The company harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.

Not only is Lonza a custom manufacturer and developer, but it also offers services and products ranging from active pharmaceutical ingredients and stem-cell therapies to drinking water sanitizers, from the vitamin B compounds and organic personal care ingredients to agricultural products, and from industrial preservatives to microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a well-respected global company with more than 40 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and approximately 9 800 full-time employees worldwide. The company generated sales of about CHF 3.64 billion in 2014 and is organized into two market-focused segments: Pharma & Biotech and Speciality Ingredients.

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