Thermowood is a beautiful, sustainable wood material produced by using natural methods, heat, and steam.
Thermal modification improves the wood’s properties, thereby expanding the range of applications in which the wood can be used. Thermowood is dimensionally stable, resistant to decay and resin free. It can be used inside or outdoors, in any climate.
Thermowood is a non-toxic natural product which is easy to machine and installs.
The popularity of building with wood has increased and continues to grow. Thermowood serves the needs of architects and builders around the globe. Thermowood collection offers various alternatives for creating modern wooden surfaces. All of the products can be used indoors or outdoors, in any climate.
Thermowood’s thermal modification respects the natural properties of wood. The raw material is processed using only heat and steam. The heat inside the thermal modification chamber is slowly raised up to a temperature of 212°C. The whole process can last as long as 110 hours. When the process is complete, the moisture percentage of the material is around 4–7%. Lowered equilibrium moisture content remarkably enhances the wood’s dimensional stability. Thermowood is weather and rot resistant, but also non-toxic and resin free. This is why the thermal modification makes the Thermowood an optimal building material in many ways.
The wood is free from resin and chemicals. No chemicals are used during the production process.
Thermowood products contain no environmental or health hazards. They are produced from renewable forests, are environmentally friendly, sanitary, recyclable and durable.
Thanks to its low water absorption, Thermowood maintains its durability in all weather conditions. It is longer lasting than regular wood. Low moisture content also prevents decay and fungi growth.
Thermowood’s bending and twisting characteristics are reduced by 90%, compared to ordinary wood.
Heat treatment turns the wood into a uniform color. Compared to regular wood, Thermowood also keeps its varnish and paint better.
Thermowood provides 25% more heat and sound insulation compared to regular wood.
Thermowood is 30% more fire resistant than regular wood.
Thermowood is completely protected from insects due to its low moisture content.
Lowered equilibrium moisture content of Thermowood makes it dimensionally stable and the material retains its shape far better than untreated wood.
Thermowood does not react to changes in temperature or humidity as drastically as untreated wood. The material is proven to work well in different climates.
As result of the thermal modification, Thermowood types of woods are transformed into durable, weather endurance building material.
Thermowood is produced using only natural methods, heat, and steam. Lunawood products are completely natural and free from chemical additives.
The resin is removed from the wood during the thermal modification process. As result, the wood does not secrete resin even high temperatures.
Tests have shown that the thermal conductivity of Thermowood is reduced by around 20-25% compared to untreated coniferous wood.
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