About Viance

Dr. Andy Zamora, Viance R&D

Viance, LLC, formed in 2006, provides an extensive range of advanced wood treatment technologies and services to the global wood preservation industry. With expertise in wood biocides and wood protection chemicals, Viance is an industry leader in the development of advanced building material solutions that improve the performance and durability of wood products in residential, commercial and industrial applications.

In 2008, Viance developed and commercialized DCOI as the active ingredient in the non-metallic preservative, Ecolife® for the residential building market. In 2018, Viance developed the first oil-borne preservative with DCOI to provide environmentally advanced solutions for infrastructure applications including utility poles, crossarms and railroad ties.

Viance’s line of pressure-impregnated wood preservative and fire-retardant product formulations are building-code compliant for residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural applications. Formulations can be used for decks, railings, fencing, structural framing, fire retardant applications, marine uses, wood poles for the utility industry and crossties for railroad infrastructure.

Viance is a Platinum Sponsor and long-time supporter of the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA). Our treated wood solutions are standardized within the AWPA; the only ANSI-accredited peer-review process to recognize wood preservative products. These treated wood solutions are also listed in the annually updated AWPA Book of Standards.

This is why we do what we do.

Dan Jones, Manager

84 Lumber, Rozzelles Ferry Road, Charlotte, NC

Dan Jones, Manager, 84 Lumber, Charlotte, NC

"Ecolife is our brand of choice for pressure treated wood for a couple of reasons. We have seen a great reduction in checking as well as an overall improvement in product appearance. This leads to cost reduction and customer satisfaction."

Bill Gay, National Sales Manager

W.C. Meredith Company

WC Meredith Company

“As a treater, changing to DCOI was a seamless transition with the steam conditioning process plus the DCOI preservative has extremely good penetration all the way to the heart of the wood. UltraPole NXT with DCOI offers additional benefits of less toxicity for lineman, the public and the environment, plus linemen are very happy with the drill-ability and say it climbs beautifully.

Shannon Terrell, President and CEO

Brooks Manufacturing

Brooks Manufacturing - Crossarms

"The advantage of DCOI for us as a wood crossarm treater, is the preservative penetrates better than penta. To our customers, they will not recognize a difference from penta in color or look of the wood, but they are getting a product with better treating results."

Eric Perez

Florida Lumber, Miami, FL

“Florida Lumber has carried Ecolife for over four years, and we keep our lumber stock outside. The Miami weather can be harsh on treated lumber, and we’ve seen a dramatic decrease in cracking and cupping in our inventory compared with other treatments. The other big benefit is Ecolife is fully compatible with fasteners and in our constantly humid and moist climate, that is a big advantage to builders. We’ve done very well with Ecolife, and we probably sell one to two truckloads per week and have lots of repeat customers that return to buy it again.”

Jeff Rorex, Homeowner


“I used Ecolife to build a 24' x 36' deck around my above-ground swimming pool to make the pool easier for people to use. I chose Ecolife because of the consistent uniformity in the appearance of the deck boards and the warranty. I installed a composite deck about ten years ago, and have never really been happy with it, and wish I could have used Ecolife instead back then. The clarity and natural wood beauty of the Ecolife deck boards is impressive, and I have recommended Ecolife to friends and would continue to recommend it in the future.”

Joseph Miranda, Homeowner


“Our home was built 30 years ago, with a ground-level entrance deck up to a landing and front door. After the original deck passed its useful life, we decided to rebuild the deck on its original footprint since it functioned not only as a distinctive entry-way but also as an extended outdoor living space integrated into the front-yard landscape.

We chose Ecolife, first because of its appearance. We wanted the look of authentic wood, in place of the synthetics, the promise of a long life as we had with our original wood deck, and the ease of construction that came with using stabilized, dimensioned wood, as well as the integrated eco-friendly wood preservative and weathering treatments. We also wanted to balance cost with quality, for both final appearance and quality of construction. We were also looking for a product that would weather naturally and hold up well under our challenging coastal climate of heat and humidity. Ecolife fit the bill and has been performing well.”

James Wolfe, Homeowner


“We built a 16’x25’ deck using Ecolife. I am in the process of building benches and flower planter boxes for the perimeter in lieu of a railing. In my area, I had a few lumber yards to choose from and spent a lot of time talking with staff members about their products and of course pricing. The YouTube video describing the product side-by-side with the competitor sample was very helpful and informative, and the “green” benefits and affordable price were also huge in our decision process.

Working with the Ecolife product was very nice compared to other products I have used in the past. The decking also sat in the sun for a few hours and there was no board warping or twisting. The boards cut very easy and did not split while using self-drilling screws even when screw placement was near the edge. I will definitely be using Ecolife when I rebuild my pond dock later this summer!”

  • Technical Expertise
  • Preservatives
  • Mold Inhibitors
  • Fire Retardant Solutions
  • Termite Protection
  • Performance Additives
  • Warranties
  • Certifications
  • Engineering and Design
  • Marketing Support

Viance’s line of wood treatment solutions are American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) standardized preservatives for residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial applications.

Our formulations include Ecolife® with DCOI, an innovative, environmentally-advanced, non-metallic preservative and stabilizer system. For use in applications six inches or more off the ground, Ecolife offers the natural beauty of real wood combined with advances in weathering protection and fastener performance. This proprietary formula saves contractors and homeowners from having to seal their decks for up to three years after installation.

UltraPole® NXT and crossarms are treated with an oil-borne preservative developed by Viance, with the active ingredient DCOI. DCOI is not a Restricted Use Pesticide and is not persistent in soil. An environmentally advanced formulation, UltraPole NXT and crossarms with DCOI use less energy, fossil fuels, and water to produce; with lower ecotoxicity than other materials used in poles. Easy to climb, UltraPole NXT is also low to no odor and has a wider range of disposal options at the end of life.

    The Preserve® family of products provide exceptional protection for exterior wood against decay and termites and remains the most dependable and proven wood preservative used around the world for a variety of residential and commercial applications. Preserve® is backed by more than 20 years of field testing and use and is available with CA-C, CA-B, and Preserve Plus. Preserve Plus combines CA-C with built-in water repellent protection that is pressure-treated deep into the heart of the wood. 

    D-Blaze® fire retardant treated wood (FRTW) is suitable for interior applications where fire retardant construction materials are specified by building codes. D-Blaze® treated lumber and plywood received an FR-S listing from Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) and has a very low smoke rating. D-Blaze was the first FRTW product to offer a 50-year limited warranty.

    TimberSaver® PT lumber and plywood are protected from termites with Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (DOT). TimberSaver® 40 combines DOT with a highly effective termiticide to provide improved protection against all termite species.

    Viance Wood preservatives systems; Ecolife, Preserve CA-C and Preserve ACQ are NAHB Home Innovation Research Labs Green Certified Products for Resource Efficiency and are eligible to contribute points toward a building's certification under the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS). Ecolife, Preserve and Preserve Plus treated wood products have also received the NAHB Research Center National Green Building Certification as “Green Approved” products.

    D-Blaze treated lumber and plywood are Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) GreenGuard Gold certified products for low chemical emissions- no VOCs or formaldehyde. D-Blaze is tested and classified by UL with a Class A (Class 1) FR-S rating.

    Viance, LLC

    8001 IBM Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262

    800-421-8661 •  customerservice@viance.net