ThermoWood® – Qualities
ThermoWood ® is a durable and superior product, manufactured by using high temperature and water vapor that leads to an increase in resistance to water and biological factors. Thermal treatment technology increases possibilities of usage. ThermoWood® is also weather resistant and debilitates the external factors (fungi and insects). The material is nontoxic, easy to install, and can be equally used for inside and for outside applications.
No risk to human health or to environment. It is free from formaldehyde emission and chemicals.
In the production process, there are no chemicals additives. The modification process is completely eco-friendly.
The wood doesn’t deform, like natural wood tends to do, hence its swelling and bending properties are decreased up to 90%.
The wood is more durable in changing weather and climate conditions than any natural wood in humid environments.
In comparison to natural wood the heat loss is about 20-25% less than untreated, coniferous wood.
Due to low moisture content, the wood is more resistant to fungi, micro – organisms, mold, insects and water.
During the process of thermal treatment bacteria are removed.
Resin is removed from the wood during the thermal modification process.
During the thermal treatment the color of wood darkens throughout the wood from the surface to the very center.
Aging of wood
If grey appearance is desired it has to be coated with non-pigmented wood oil, then the brown color of the surface will fade and turn into grey over time due to the influence of UV.
Surface of the wood
Heat treatment methods increase the durability properties of wood and also paints and varnishes applied to the wood.
The wood is approximately 20% lighter than untreated wood.