Furfuryl Alcohol: Turing Softwood into Hardwood

Furfuryl alcohol is the main ingredient used for wood-modification processes like 'kebonisation'.

25.05.2014News

Furfuryl Alcohol treated wood (Floors and Fence by Kebony)

The only sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood

Furfuryl alcohol, which is made from bio-renewable furfural, is the main ingredient used for wood-modification processes like ‘kebonisation’, which convert softwoods in looks and properties that are similar to tropical hardwood. Originally designed to replace the toxic CCA process, furfurylation of wood offers non-toxic woods for playgrounds, floors, cladding, etc.

from Kebony.com: Developed in Norway, the Kebony technology is an environmentally friendly patented process, which enhances the properties of non-durable softwoods with a bio-based liquid.

As a result the wood’s cell structure is permanently modified adopting premium characteristics. Kebony is a highly durable, sustainable wood ..

.. with the aesthetics and performance of the best tropical hardwood, which requires minimum maintenance and brings low life cycle costs. Suitable for internal and external applications that demand high performance and great aesthetics, Kebony is available in clear and character grade pines. All Kebony woods acquire a silver patina after exposure to the elements.

Recognized as Technology Pioneer 2014 by the World Economic Forum and Global Cleantech Tech 100, Kebony has been embraced by leading architects and developers internationally, served through a global sales and distribution network.

Kebony: The New Wood

Also see:

 Furfural and the Rainforest

 New Green Materials

 Eco-friendly High Quality Resins (Wood Glues)

 Furfurly Alcohol

 

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