Enhancing Strength and Durability: The Kebony Dually modified™ Wood Process

Wood, a traditional and renewable building material, has been a staple in construction and manufacturing for centuries. However, its susceptibility to decay, insects, and weathering has led researchers to explore innovative ways to enhance its durability. One such method gaining attention is the combination of active and passive modification.

Understanding Furfurylation

Furfurylation involves the impregnation of wood with furfuryl alcohol, followed by polymerization through heat treatment. The result is a wood composite with improved mechanical properties, dimensional stability, and resistance to decay. The furfurylation process primarily targets the cell wall polymers, creating a hydrophobic and chemically stable matrix within the wood structure.

To further enhance wood performance, the Kebony team have explored the combination of furfurylation with other modification techniques, giving rise to Kebony Dually modified™ wood. This approach aims to capitalize on the synergistic effects of different treatments, addressing multiple aspects of wood degradation simultaneously.

Benefits of Dually Modified Wood

Enhanced Durability

The combination of passive and active modification techniques results in wood with unparalleled durability. The synergistic effects create a formidable defense against decay, insects, and environmental stressors.

Improved Dimensional Stability

Dually modified™ wood experiences minimal dimensional changes, making it an ideal choice for applications where stability is crucial, such as outdoor construction and furniture.

Environmental Sustainability

The Dually modified™ wood process utilizes bio-based materials, aligning with the growing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly building materials.

Kebony Dually modified™ wood not only offers superior resistance to decay and dimensional changes but also aligns with the global push towards sustainable and environmentally friendly construction materials. As research in this field progresses, we can anticipate further innovations that will shape the future of wood technology, providing solutions for a more resilient and sustainably built environment