Thermal Modification
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Thermal modification changes the properties of wood permanently. It improves resistance to decay and to weather, reduces moisture deformations and increases dimensional stability.

The modification level can be chosen according to the requirements of the particular end use. The most common applications for modified wood are exterior constructions such as wall claddings and prefabricated wall elements, terrace floors, garden furniture, window frames, doors, playground, noise barriers and various jetties. Also indoors thermally modified wood can be used for a great number of various purposes such as parquets, wall panels, kitchen cupboards and sauna interiors. It is also suitable for furniture, various accessories and decorative goods. Musical instruments and boats are also being made.


Furthermore, thermal modification results in improved heat insulation and a darker shade of color. No impregnant agents are used in the process and therefore, it is best material to use in various applications. 


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The excellent resistance to decay and good dimensional stability, characteristic of modified wood makes it the ideal environmental friendly alternative in outdoor applications where wood is exposed to high levels of moisture, wetting and chancing weather conditions. With thermal modification you can enhance the natural beauty of wood and add many excellent properties to your products.

 

 



 

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Modification kilns

Luxhammar delivers complete thermal modification units. 
Thermal modification is ecological method to protect wood against Bacidiomycetes. The treatment is based on natural method that makes wood protect itself.

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Thermal modification

Thermal modification changes the properties of wood permanently. It improves resistance to decay and to weather, reduces moisture deformations and increases dimensional stability.


 

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Luxhammar Modification Process

Luxhammar Thermal Modification process takes place in a air tight stainless steel kiln chamber, where lathed timber is treated with high temperature up to 250°C (482°F).

 

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Thermally modified wood

The excellent resistance to decay and good dimensional stability, characteristic of Thermally Modified Wood makes it the ideal environmental friendly alternative in outdoor applications.

 

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Properties of Thermally modified wood

Due to the high temperatures the chemical structure of the wood components are greatly changed. Thermall Modified lumber has altered biological and physical properties. 

 

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Resistance to Decay

Thermal modification improves the resistance to decay which results from changes in the woods internal structure. The durability of thermally modified wood is uniform throughout the whole piece of wood.   

 

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Treatment Levels

Five different treatment levels result in different properties, which makes it possible to use modified wood for all kind of applications.

 

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Dimensional Stability

Deformations caused by condition changes are reduced by 30-90 % in thermally modified wood compared with untreated wood.

 

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Color

In thermal modification timber acquires a darker attractive shade of color, which is uniform throughout the boards. Desired shade of colour is obtained by choosing the right treatment level.

 

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Sizes of Wood Modification Kilns

Luxhammar supplies varios of standard size kilns as well as custom made size.