About Biotrans Pole Sleeves
The TRIED AND TESTED Barrier Protection Systems for Preserved Wooden Poles.
This, the original barrier protection system, was invented by the decay specialist founder of Biotrans over four decades of pioneering research. Unlike recent products, the Biotrans Pole Sleeve has been proven in long term in-service trials.
The Biotrans Pole Sleeve (BPS) is a patented and scientifically-proven non-toxic barrier protection system that encapsulates the soil-contact region of a preserved wooden pole. Its construction is that of a durable flexible sleeve fabricated from purpose-designed multilayered laminate. It is a ready-to-use product that is slid onto the butt of the pole and permanently tightened around it in two minutes before the pole is planted.
At the molecular level all biological processes, including wood decay, take place at interfaces in ecosystems. The BPS prevents the onset of the detrimental biological, physical and chemical processes that take place at the interface between any soil and any preserved wooden pole. Fundamentally, the BPS functions by totally eliminating the hazardous soil/pole interface through replacing it with the inert laminate/pole interface.
Environmental protection and reduced preservative loadings: The BPS obviously prevents the direct environmental pollution caused by conventional pole preservatives that migrate from unprotected poles during service; however, it has also been shown that (in line with requirements of European Directives) the BPS allows H3 preservative loadings to successfully be used with creosoted poles in H4 conditions.