More and more people today, when choosing construction materials, prefer to use products made from natural wood, vs products made from chemicals and artificial materials. It’s simple to understand why, considering the aesthetic appeal of wood, plus the fact that chemical-free wood is environmentally friendly and 100% ECO material. Raw wood is an unstable material. It is susceptible to decay, insects and fungi; it cracks and twists when exposed to moisture and temperature fluctuation. To increase the durability of wood and prolong life, different chemical treatment procedures may be applied. However, chemical treatment of wood, raises the question: is the finished product environmentally friendly and ECO friendly material? Because today the market is full of harmful chemicals, it’s challenging to find materials that are safe. Experts agree, chemically treated wood is no longer considered a natural and ECO material.
Recently, to address this environmental and health risk an exciting new alternative to chemical treatment procedures has been developed. This proprietary process, called Thermal Treatment uses high temperatures and water steam to modify the molecular structure of the wood, resulting in a product with very low premiability and improved dimensional stability. ThermoWood’s patented procedure occurs in a sealed vacuum chamber, which prevents the wood from burning. No chemicals are ever applied during the thermal process, so the finished products remains 100% chemical free and 100% ECO friendly from start to finish.