KUIP Poles: Unmatched Performance & Protection
As the industry’s only vertically integrated provider of both poles and treatment chemicals, KUIP sits at the forefront of preservative development. Koppers historical commitment to advanced R&D provides KUIP unmatched access to leading-edge treatment options all offered under our well-known and trusted DuraPine brand.
Our heavy-duty CCA preservative has been specifically formulated to counter the attack of termites and fungi while keeping wood clean, odorless, non-staining and safe to handle when used as directed.
Through use of Koppers Climbing Additive Technology this treatment offers the enhanced climbability of an oil emulsion, along with the proven durability of CCA treatment. The viscous oil emulsion of this treatment serves as a lubricant making it easier to climb than traditional CCA treated poles.
Offering increased chemical retention compared to traditional penta poles, our heavy-duty version meets the climbing demands of even our harshest critics, utility linemen. As a non-hazardous waste, penta-treated poles can also find a useful second life as waste-to-energy feedstock.
If environmental concerns are key, then our CuNap treatment is a preferred choice. Using an 8% oil-borne copper naphthenate solution, CuNap is made from recycled copper and oil refining by-products. It’s EPA-approved and adopted for treatment use by the AWPA.
Koppers is one of the world’s largest producers of creosote and this petroleum-based treatment remains a market favorite particularly in South Central areas of the United States. Additionally, once its service life is complete, its strong BTU value makes it an attractive biomass fuel.