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LAMCO Forest Products to be enhanced with IWS fire mitigation technology

Nov. 7, 2017 - LAMCO Forest Products Inc. of St Felicien, Quebec announced they've entered into an agreement with U.K.-based Intelligent Wood Systems Ltd. ("IWS") of Perth, Scotland to bring the IWS-FAST holistic Fire Mitigation system to North America.

LAMCO vice-president of sales Andrew Dingman states, "LAMCO's High Value/High Strength Black Spruce EWP combined with IWS technology will leverage our strengths delivering a completely new and Holistic approach to passive fire safety. This technology penetrates our products creating a self-extinguishing passive fire resistance adding moisture resistance." LAMCO is exhibiting at the Boston USGBC/ABX November 8th-10th.

IWS managing director Dave Cleverley states, "The IWS technology addresses the robustness of wood construction during the crucial course of construction stage. A system, combining holistic strategy, unique fire retardant, and non-combustible sheathing satisfying Building Codes in the U.K. that threatened a complete ban on wood frame construction due to high profile construction site fires.  Working closely with U.K. Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) to develop the present Fire Guidance, IWS remains the only full product offering meeting the strictest category of fire mitigation when correctly employed, for Course of Construction allowing wood framing against existing buildings."

About LAMCO Forest Products Inc.
LAMCO's unique Solid Engineered Wood for structural and architectural use combines Double T&G with Finger-Joint Technology.  LAMCO LFL and LAMCO LAMFLOOR are engineered and manufactured to be straight, wane free, and dimensionally stable.  Each piece is machine tested insuring incredibly strong and reliable Black Spruce products.

About Intelligent Wood Systems Ltd.  
Intelligent Wood Systems Ltd. (IWS) was incorporated in 2009 as an R & D company to find methods of improving existing building systems through innovation and technology.  Parent company Glenalmond Timber Company is family owned and operated lumber supplier Perth, Scotland for over 90 years importing timber at their harbour facility and distributing throughout the UK and operate the UK's single largest treatment facility and the largest structural finger joint line, also owners of the Ultra-Joist brand is Super-Dried (average moisture content of 14%), Graded, Finger Jointed structural timber. LimTek Solutions Inc. (LimTek) is the North American agent and representative.

IWS "FAST" system protects the wood frame during the vulnerable course of construction stage and lies dormant for the life of the building reacting as needed to protect against fire or water damage. The IWS-FAST treatment, as part of the system, designed for structural timbers and plywood formulated to provide robust resistance to jobsite fires. An audited, factory controlled vacuum treatment process does not contain halides (chlorides or bromides), metals, phosphates or volatile organic compounds and is non-corrosive. For further details contact Dave Cleverley by phone: : +44 7702 254309 or emai: djc@intelligentwoodsystems.com

November 7, 2017  By LAMCO Forest Products

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