France has 15 million wooden utility poles! Their treatment enables to estimate their lifespan at 30 – 50 years, even 80 years for some. Treatment products are essential to give the wood the necessary durability for its use class. Autoclave injection remains the most efficient way to treat wood. It protects it against biological attacks (fungus and insects, including termites) and against accelerated aging in humid or difficult environments.
France Bois Imprégnés is the leading manufacturer of these line poles in France. The company even makes 10% of its turnover in export.