Whether you’re using plywood or lumber, Dricon® Fire Retardant Treated (FRT) wood has an unmatched record of protection against flame spread, smoke development, rot and decay. Dricon®, introduced in 1981, is a Class A fire retardant and preservative intended for wood used in interior, weather-protected construction. This effective treatment is applied during manufacture creating a built-in protection from both flame spread and smoke development that does not require maintenance. When exposed to fire, Dricon® automatically reacts with the combustible gases and tars normally generated by untreated wood, converting them to carbon char, with harmless carbon dioxide and water. The surface char acts to insulate underlying wood, and the carbon dioxide and water vapor dilute the combustible gases to help reduce flame spread and smoke. The only EPA-registered fire retardant on the market, Dricon® also contains a preservative component that prevents damage caused by termites and fungal decay, offering an extra level of peace of mind. Dricon® FRT wood carries a 40-year limited roof system warranty against heat degradation. Additionally, we hold the industry’s only preservative warranty on fire retardant wood backing our product for 40 years against Formosan & subterranean termites as well as fungal decay. Warranty Information

Dricon® Literature

2019 Dricon® ICC-ES Report Update

A technical revision to our ICC-ES Evaluation Report 1626 for Dricon® Fire Retardant Treated Wood was published. The revised report allows the use of Dricon® FRTW as a component in Fire-resistance-rated Wall Assemblies.The assembly is noted in section 4.3 Use as a Component in Fire-Resistance-Rated Wall Assemblies. The final page of the report explains the assembly.

ICC-ES Report 1626

LBM BrandTalk about Dricon® FRT Wood

Dricon® FRT Wood was featured in LBM Journal’s April BrandTalk. See the question and answer session here.

LBM BrandTalk about Dricon®

Technical Specifications

Technical, building code, and model specification information for Dricon®.

Tech Specs

A Stamp you can Trust

How to read and understand the Dricon® stamp.

Dricon® Stamp

Use and Handling

Information for the proper use and handling of Dricon®.

Use and Handling