A WORLD FIRST, NOW AVAILABLE IN INLES PRODUCTS.
Thermal modification is an environmentally-friendly process where wood is put in a special chamber and heated to high temperatures (between 170 and 240 °C).
Thermal modification of wood using an initial vacuum and without any harmful preparations was developed at the Chair for Wood Pathology and Preservation of the Department of Wood Science and Technology, Biotechnical Faculty, Ljubljana. In collaboration with them, Silvaprodukt d.o.o. has successfully patented a chamber that it now uses to carry out thermal modification of wood – the only company in the world to use this type of process.
Advantages of thermal wood modification:
- IMPROVED DIMENSIONAL STABILITY
Wood shrinking and swelling is reduced by up to 50%. This prevents cracks from appearing on the products.
- RESISTANCE AGAINST NATURAL PESTS
Improved resistance against natural pests such as fungi and insects. Thermal modification does not poison the food (i.e. wood) for these pests, it only changes it.
- BETTER THERMAL INSULATION
Wood and products from such wood feature better thermal characteristics.
- 100% ENVIRONMENTALLY AND PEOPLE-FRIENDLY
The process is completely harmless for the environment and does not use any harmful chemicals.
- LESS MOISTURE ABSORPTION
Due to its changed structure, thermally modified wood takes in less moisture and has a lower equilibrium moisture content. Products made of thermally modified wood are more resistant and have a longer service life.