The New Approach to Mold Protection for Pallets and Sawn Wood
WHAT IS WOODLOCK?
WoodLock Bio-Shield is a water based polymer that delivers time-tested and proven mold inhibition. It’s safe for the operator, equipment and environment!
THE DELIVERY SYSTEM
WoodLock Bio-Shield allows the active ingredients to be bio-available at just 10% humidity. The higher the humidity, the greater the availability. When other products begin to degrade, WoodLock Bio-Shield goes to work.
WoodLock Bio-Shield is not water soluble and has the capability of thousands of wet/dry cycles. WoodLock BioShield protects wood, such as pallets, freshly sawn or kiln dried wood, and a variety of porous surfaces.
Mixed at a 1 : 100 Ratio to water, the best methods of application include dipping and spraying. Dip tanks are preferred for high volume bulk applications.
HOW IT WORKS
Active ingredients are captive on the surface and always partially bio-available preventing any growth. When moisture is present the film softens and allows more bio availability preventing heavy growth. The polymer seals when it dries to work repeatedly.
THE SAFETY NET
WoodLock Bio-Shield is the Safest Product on the market. It has no caustic properties. This means everything from your tank to your nailing equipment is safe from harmful corrosion. There are no known health hazards which keeps your operators in good health and minimizes injuries.
WOODLOCK BIO-SHIELD AND THE FDA
WoodLock Bio-Shield is exempt from FDA Regulation. What does this mean? It means that WoodLock is so safe it does not require regulation from the FDA. And it’s safe to touch food products!
WOODLOCK BIO-SHIELD & THE EPA
WoodLock Bio-Shield is exempt from the FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA) registration under the “Treated Articles Exemption” section 152.5(a) as it is considered a “paint coating” whose ingredients are registered for this use and whose sole purpose is designed to protect the article or surface itself. Learn more at epa.gov/pesticides.
WoodLock Bio-Shield Frequently Asked Questions
What are molds?
Molds are tiny microscopic organisms that digest organic matter and reproduce by releasing spores. Molds are a type of fungi and there are over 100,000 species. In nature, mold helps decompose or break-down leaves, wood and other plant debris. Molds become a problem when they go where they are not wanted.
Where does mold come from and what environments do mold and mildew live in?
Mold enters your home as tiny spores. The spores need moisture to begin growing, digesting and destroying. Molds can grow on almost any surface, including; wood, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, paints, carpet, sheetrock, and insulation. Mold grows best when there is lots of moisture.
How does one become exposed to mold?
When molds are disturbed, they release spores into the air. You can be exposed by breathing air containing these mold spores. You can also be exposed through touching moldy items, eating moldy food or accidental hand to mouth contact.
Can mold affect your health?
Most molds do not harm healthy people, but people who have allergies or asthma may be more sensitive to molds. Sensitive people may experience skin rash, running nose, eye irritation, cough, nasal congestion, aggravation of asthma or difficulty breathing. People with an immune suppression or underlying lung disease may be at increased risk for infections from molds.
A small number of molds produce toxins called mycotoxins. When people are exposed to high levels of mold mycotoxins they may suffer toxic effects, including fatigue, nausea, headaches, and irritation to the lungs and eyes. If you or your family members have health problems that you suspect are caused by exposure to mold, you should consult with your physician.
What is a Polymer?
Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units, each a relatively light and simple molecule. They are like building blocks.
The polymer in our case would look like window screen mesh. The holes are present and our active ingredients would be poking up a bit. When moisture is present this mesh softens and the active ingredients become full exposed or bio-available.
What is LLIC?
Long Lasting Inhibiting Coatings. This was a term made to describe the class of product BioShield is in as there are no other products on the market that perform this way.
What is the shelf life?
WoodLock BioShield is shelf stable for two years but the product must be protected from freezing or the polymer will separate.