A major innovation for the in-depth treatment of timber
After six years of research, researchers in the INRA-INPT-ENSIACET unit in Toulouse, and R&D teams at Lapeyre, have developed a revolutionary treatment for construction timber. The Wood Protect® process, patented by Lapeyre and the INPT, protects timber in-depth against external attack, while endowing it with an unequalled stability and lifespan. This innovative treatment is based on a chemical process which uses natural and non-toxic reagents. It thus naturally forms part of the new high priority objective for research, "green chemistry", which consists in creating more environmentally-friendly chemical products, notably using agricultural resources.