Genics has taken our copper-boron formula and utilized it to produce the CobraTM Rod, which are produced to contain >99% active ingredient, meaning that it is an almost pure preservative and is never diluted. We are able to achieve this level of active ingredient largely because of the natural properties of both copper and boron, and their ability to diffuse into moisture. CobraTM Rods have been used in North America for more than 15 years to treat a range of wood assets such as utility poles, log homes, fences, decks, barns, and more.
When undertaking a normal test and treat program, CobraTM Rods can be placed directly into drill holes to effectively treat the inner portion of wood assets.
The Science Behind It
The copper-borate formula is diffused directly into the wood through a simple process of following the moisture. When moisture levels within the wood increase to the point of causing potential decay, the CobraTM Rods begin to dissolve and diffuse directly into the moisture. By using the moisture itself as the delivery method, our synergetic coper-boron formula will go exactly where it is needed to stop fungal growth in wood assets. This delivery method also ensures the long-term effectiveness of the preservative, as once it is inside of the wood its mobility allows to consistently follow the moisture and combat fungal growth. In fact, a 2008 study performed by Hydro Quebec confirms that the CobraTM Rod’s copper-boron formula diffuses into wood faster than any other rod on the market, it also provides its decay-fighting power well past the six-year mark.
By capitalizing on the scientifically proven properties of copper and boron and combining them into a single product, Genics has produced one of the most effective means of protecting your wood assets from fungal decay for years to come.
CobraTM Plugs are a further protection method for wood assets. As stated above, CobraTM Rods need to be inserted into drill holes made in the wood to deliver their decay-fighting ingredients. CobraTM Plugs are used to fill those drill holes with a tight seal to prevent the ingress of water and decay. Made with high impact and ultraviolet resistant nylon with a solid central core, CobraTM Plugs will not degrade in the sunlight, nor will they deform under internal pressures from the wood they are inserted into. CobraTM Plugs are infused with boron, which will infuse into the treatment hole itself and further prevent decay at the surface of the drill hole.
The Science Behind It
The tapered design of CobraTM Plugs means that they are easily inserted into drill holes with a hammer, and their aggressive threading makes them quick and simple to remove with the Genics Pole Tool. Easy removal allows for the same treatment holes to be used during the next treatment cycle, meaning that fewer holes will need to be made into the wood itself.
The combination of CobraTM Rods and Plugs prevent decay and protect wood assets, while allowing for continuous treatment cycles— meaning your wood assets will be protected for years to come.