Utility Poles

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Copper Naphthenate Treatment for Utility Poles

  • Manufacture & Properties of Copper Naphthenate (QNap)
  • EPA Regulatory Status
  • AWPA Standards
  • Recent Efficacy/Performance Studies
  • Pole Properties of Interest to Utilities
  • Treated Wood Pole Disposal

Why Copper Naphthenate

  • Consumer pressure for a clean end products
  • No listed carcinogens
  • Non restricted use pesticide
  • Works as well as alternatives
  • Good waterproofing qualities, and non corrosive

Copper Naphthenate Basics

  • Naphthenic acid is a natural component of petroleum, not a synthetic petrochemical
    - Recovered for commercial uses; previously disposed of as waste
  • Copper used in QNap recovered from electronics waste
  • QNap - a proven safe and effective preservative
  • QNap-treated poles - properties advantageous to utilities
    - A renewable natural material
    - From a sustainable, managed source
    - Treated with a non-restricted use preservative, manufactured domestically using reclaimed substances
    - Options for uses after normal service life

Environmental Comparison Report

Read the Comparison of QNAP to Penta


In an age of increasing environmental awareness and regulatory pressure... What more could you ask for in a utility pole?