Lonza Fire Protection News
January 2020

Lonza strategically withdraws DRICON and ATP Generic in the UK to focus on new technologies.

It is common knowledge that the timber protection industry has been experiencing significant challenges from European legislation such as the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and Regulation, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

In 2018 Lonza proactively withdrew its popular NON-COM Exterior fire retardant product from the European market due to potential REACH compliance issues. This withdrawal left its DRICON interior and weather protected and ATP Generic dry interior products as stand-alone propositions in the fire retardant market sector.

The UK DRICON and ATP Generic service models have proven to be unsustainable on their own and in line with Lonza’s strategic vision to focus on future wood protection technologies we regret to inform you that we will exit the UK DRICON and ATP Generic service provider markets early in 2020.

We will honour existing orders but will cease accepting any new DRICON or ATP Generic orders on or after Friday January 10th 2020 to give existing customers an opportunity to make alternative arrangements.

Keeping Wood in the Game:
We thank you for your business and look forward to telling you about exciting new BPR and REACH authorised products in the near future to ensure we help to keep wood as a sustainable alternative to other competing materials such as steel, concrete and plastic composites.
Existing core technologies such as TANALITH and VACSOL wood preservatives are BPR authorised and continue to be market leading brands in the European wood protection markets.
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