Viance History of Innovation

Viance, the leading innovator in the wood protection industry, began over 30 years ago and continues to develop advanced building material solutions that improve the performance and durability of wood products.

Viance Innovation Timeline

Viance history of innovations

1985

D-Blaze Fire Retardant for Wood

1989

Stabilizers and Water Repellents

1992

Arsenic-free preservative Preserve ACQ

2002

AuraLast® with Jeld-Wen, commercialized 2003

2008

Ecolife® Non-metallic based preservative

2011

Ecolife (EL2) One Pack Formulation

2012

Fluorescent dye tracers for determining penetration

2013

DesignWood In-cylinder colorants for treated wood

2015

Preserve CA-C One pack formulation

2016

First FRTW product to earn GreenGuard Gold

2018

Viance develops industry gamechanger - EPA approves UltraPole® NXT UP-23 Gen 1 as an environmentally-advanced preservative system for utility poles.

UPNXT innovations

2020

EPA approves UltraPole® NXT UP-23 Gen 2 as an environmentally-advanced preservative system for utility poles.

UPNXT innovations

2022

EPA approves UltraPole® NXT UP-50 for use in western species wood poles.

UPNXT innovations

2022

EPS approves UltraPole NXT UP-23 Gen 3 formulation for use in SYP poles.

UPNXT innovations