- story by MaterialDistrict
SmartHeat is the name of the thermal modification process developed by Lignius. This innovative process is characterized by the following process components: reduction of oxygen by the maintenance of a vacuum, efficient and homogeneous heat transfer by contact heat, as well as pressing the wood so that the heat transfer is efficient and the wood does not deform.
Through these processes, two important properties of wood are improved in thermal modification: The durability (degree to which the timber is resistant to attack by fungi) and the dimensional stability (the degree to which the timber swells and shrinks under the influence of the relative humidity). Nearly all types of wood can be SmartHeat processed with flexibility for customization.
The SmartHeat process can be applied to areas from 2,5000 m2. Applications of SmartHeat timber include: facade carpentry (doors, frames and windows) parquet (planks, burgundy,tapis and engineered flooring), as well as cladding (weatherboarding) and decking.