What is it?
Modification of wood is a treatment process that changes the chemical structure of the wood from the surface to the core, thereby altering the wood’s physical properties. The results are improved durability, enhanced stable mechanical properties and aesthetics, and reduced movement such as cupping, checking, opening of joints and premature failure of coatings. Rhino Wood is not identified as a food source by wood destroying insects.
How do we do it?
Step 1 - Thermal wood modification:
Thermal modification occurs when wood is altered at a molecular level through a process of heating the wood to extreme temperatures for several hours or days. Thermally modified wood is less susceptible to damp, meaning less decay and fungi, and is more dimensionally stable. The treatment process can enhance the wood’s rich brown colour.
Why do we make Rhino Wood?
Rhino Wood is the environmental, social and economical solution to the long-term future of wood and its application in our world. Diminishing rain forests means hard, exotic woods have become costly and limited in supply. Yet our demand for wood is only increasing.
Continued development of sustainable forests is a solution that allows us to renew this precious...
Rhino Wood is the environmental, social and economical
solution to the long-term future of wood and its application
in our world.
What is Rhino Wood?
Patented Process Flow