What is Hi-Bor® Treated Lumber?
Hi-bor® brand borate pressure treated wood was developed to meet the special durability and termite protection needs of Hawaii. Introduced in 1992, Hi-bor products have become Hawaii’s building material of choice. Hi-bor borate pressure treated lumber and plywood has lived up to expectations. With over 20 years of unsurpassed performance, Hi-bor products have proven to be durable and dependable.
Hi-bor borate pressure treated products are protected from damage by termites and fungal decay. In addition, borates act as a broad spectrum insecticide, effectively controlling many insects, including ants, silverfish, and cockroaches. Borates work by interfering with the basic metabolic process of these pests while remaining safe for use around people and pets when used as recommended.
Hi-bor® is a registered trademark of Koppers Performance Chemicals Inc.