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What is ‘Kebonization’?

The Kebony technology, ‘Kebonization,’ is a patented process which enhances the properties of wood. Through an environmentally friendly process, wood species such as maple, pine and beech are impregnated with a patented mixture based on furfuryl alcohol, a liquid produced from agricultural crop waste. After impregnation the liquid reacts within the wood fibres. The process permanently strengthens and stabilises the wood, and makes the wood durable against biological decay.

innovative technology and high performance product; in the last year these include Best Business Award for Best Innovation, shortlisted for the Housebuilder Best Product Award, and inclusion in Cleantech Connect’s top 50 Most Innovative Companies.

Jan Terje Nielsen, Marketing Director at Kebony, commented: “It is wonderful that Kebony has been selected for this incredible building. The use of wood in this project is a crucial design aspect; it was a vital construction material 500 years ago and the innovation of Kebony and the Kebonization process means that wood can continue to be used in construction and building, without threatening our environment or natural resources.”

What is the EU Timber Regulation?

The EU Timber Legislation came into force on March 3rd 2013; it has banned illegally harvested timber and timber products from entering the EU market. All EU member states will be required to enforce it and, furthermore, the legislation stipulates that traders keep track of where timber and timber products are sourced from. This will ensure that the whole supply chain is free from illegal timber through due diligence, which will be enshrined as part of the legislation.


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