Information for Manufacturers and
Wood treaters have known the value of AWPA for over 100 years.
AWPA has served as the Standards developer for the wood treating
industry, and continues to be specified by organizations from all
over the world. Our ANSI-accredited standards development
process is fair, affords due process to all participants, and is
relatively fast compared to other standards developers.
Successful treaters are involved in the standardization process
because they know that their knowledge is helping the entire
industry move forward on a level playing field.
Why should I be a member of AWPA?
AWPA membership gives the member an inside view of the standard
development process. The information and knowledge to be
learned from suppliers, customers, competitors, government and
academia in this professional environment is invaluable in
better understanding our industry and ones own business.
Why should I use AWPA Standards?
This is one of the most important reasons that AWPA exists. The
standards developed by AWPA are created in a professional
atmosphere where the largest collection of wood protection
experts anywhere in North America convenes to evaluate wood
preservatives and other types of wood protection in the only
peer reviewed, consensus-based, ANSI-accredited organization for
examining wood protection.
Why should I be involved in the
standards development process?
For starters, standards ultimately save money for most
organizations. By establishing the properties of various
products, standards provide uniformity in application as well as
a clear definition of product characteristics. This can
lead to product interchangeability and greater public acceptance
of certain classes of products. By becoming an active
participant in the standardization process, individuals have
better access to new information, can influence the content of
standards, and can develop new markets for products. Click
on the logo to see how standards can help your business.