Kebony is an exciting technology company, producing the most sustainable and long-lasting alternative to tropical hardwood globally and helping the world reduce its CO₂ emissions. Underpinned by proven timber modification technologies, Kebony produces an enhanced wood of superior quality that is environmentally friendly, durable, and beautiful, helping to revolutionise the construction industry and build a better future.
The Kebony® technology permanently transforms sustainable softwoods such as pine into Kebony wood – with features that are comparable, and in some cases superior, to those of precious tropical hardwoods. Through its patented modification process, Kebony is one of the few to dually modify™ its wood to create a market-leading customisable product.
The Kebony® technology applies bio-based liquid to activate a reaction in the cell walls of softwoods, reinforcing the material to gain hardness and strengths comparable to tropical hardwoods, while significantly reducing the water sensitivity of the timber.
The technological process is unique whilst also remaining environmentally friendly. The company’s patent-protected processes yield products that deliver major mechanical improvements in durability and dimensional stability, and at the same time remaining naturally beautiful.
Kebony has been inspiring architects and designers for over two decades. Kebony wood is highly durable, weather resistant and requires little to no maintenance, making it ideal for a variety of applications including outdoor decking and cladding. The wood promises hardness and dimensional stability, meaning it is long-lasting in nature and cost-effective over the lifetime of the installed material. It is extremely hard-wearing, and very easy to care for. Kebony also carries a warranty of up to 35-years and is immediately ready for use without any pre-treatment.
Thanks to its excellent durability, Kebony can be used outdoors in applications which include decking, cladding, flooring, roofing, as well as public space design and outdoor furniture.