September 15, 2011

Compressed wood composite

Engineered Timber Resources focuses on the use of by-product wood fibers in the production of decorative wood products with the intent to limit deforestation. Songwood is a 100% recycled, FSC-certified raw material made from by-product from the furniture manufacturing and pulp industries. The wood fibers are kiln-dried, mixed with a low-VOC resin, and then compressed under 1800 tons of pressure before being cured for stability. The resulting log can then be used in the manufacturing of any wood based product, both for interiors and exteriors.

Songwood is not only very durable and hard-wearing, but also extremely stable compared with traditional wood products. In addition to the functional benefits of the product, there are also numerous aesthetic characteristics that are customizable based on the raw material inputs and the desired outcome. Songwood can also be infused with organic dyes and colorants prior to the compression, with the net result being a solid-body, integral color, that is therefore sandable.

Contact: Engineered Timber Resources LLC, Boulder, CO, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

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