Sodium Silicate, otherwise known as waterglass, is a versatile, inorganic chemical made by combining various ratios of sand and sodium carbonate at high temperature.
The TimberSIL Sodium Silicate Formula protects wood in a radically new way. The new EPA Approved barrier product promises to be gentle to the environment.
“Sodium silicate is a fairly harmless chemical that has
been widely used in laundry detergent and other
consumer products for over 100 years and as a corrosion
inhibitor in municipal water treatment plants. It is not considered harmful to humans and is not regulated by the EPA,”
-Alex Wilson, executive editor of Environmental Building News
TimberSIL's Sodium Silicate Technology (SST) is a revolutionary process. It binds sodium silicate with the wood fibers,
essentially surrounding them in glass (called "amorphous glass") creating a permanent bond with the wood fibers at
the molecular level.