WHAT IS THERMALLY MODIFIED WOOD?
The Thermally Modified Wood production technology is based on wood heating up to 160-220 °C (180 - 200 °C in the NordTraders dryer) with a steam supply.
The material is first dried to almost 0% humidity and then is humidified again to about 5% humidity. In the course of the drying process, wood fiber cells are changing - the sugar contained in the wood splits and the wood has no more nutrients for decay or creation of a breeding grounds for fungus; the wood no longer absorbs moisture well and has better insulation properties. The resin and bacteria are also eliminated and the final product is almost a sterile material.
Pine, fir and deciduous trees, such as ash, birch, etc. are most commonly used in the production of Thermally Modified Wood. Wood can be pre-dried or damp before heat treatment.
The properties of Thermally Modified Wood are the following:
Thermally Modified Wood can be used both outside and inside. The properties of this material make it well suited for terraces, cladding of houses, outdoor furniture. It can be used for floors and on the premises with high humidity, such as bathrooms.