Fortified Standbys

The task of making wood more resilient and suitable for use in the construction of larger buildings is one driver behind contemporary wood research. Among the manufacturers seeking to revamp the standby product is Kebony, which has been manufacturing and selling its fortified wood product in Scandinavia since 2003. New to the U.S. market, the FSC-certified wood is impregnated with biowaste material, which the company says makes the material more environmentally friendly and durable compared to wood treated with conventional wood preservatives. It also renders the wood a dark color that emulates tropical hardwoods.

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