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Torrefaction is an artisanal technique that has been used for centuries to enhance the esthetic and physical features of wood. Since torrefaction compares favourably with chemical treatment of wood, there is ever increasing interest in the many industrial applications for this process.

This straightforward, entirely natural process increases the durability and stability of wood, while enhancing the esthetic value of individual wood species. This heat treatment increases the density of the wood, improves its dimensional stability and gives it rich, balanced overtones similar to the look of exotic wood species.

Torrefied wood is a totally natural product. Be the first to offer this superior product, which has all the hallmarks of a market leader.


 



 
Torrefaction involves heating wood at relatively high temperatures to improve the properties of the wood without the addition of chemicals or toxic substances.


The process is different from heat treatment in that it is done in an oxygen-deprived environment to prevent the wood from igniting, which means it is possible to heat the wood to temperatures of between 160°C and 245°C.



At these temperatures, the molecular structure of the wood is altered, enhancing some of the wood’s physical properties, specifically its colour, dimensional stability and resistance to fungal decay.

More efficient than drying, torrefaction eliminates the water and sap present in the wood, along with the adsorbed water contained in the wood cells, reducing the moisture content of wood to practically 0%.