LUNAWOOD

by | Apr 2, 2019 | Trends | 0 comments

WHAT IS LUNAWOOD?

LUNAWOOD THERMOWOOD is a beautiful, sustainable wood material produced by using natural methods, heat and steam. Thermal modification improves the wood’s properties, thereby expanding the range of applications in which the wood can be used. Thermowood is dimensionally stable, resistant to decay and resin free. It can be used inside or outdoors, in any climate. Lunawood is an non-toxic natural product which is easy to machine and install.

WHY TO USE LUNAWOOD?

1.  DIMENSION STABILITY

Lowered equilibrium moisture content of Thermowood makes it dimensionally stable and the material retains its shape far better than untreated wood.

2.  RESIN FREE

Resin is removed from the wood during the thermal modification process. As result, the wood does not secrete resin even high temperatures.

3.  NON-TOXIC

Thermowood is produced using only natural methods, heat and steam. Lunawood products are completely natural and free from chemical additives.

4.  ALL CLIMATES

 Thermowood does not react to changes in temperature or humidy as drastically as untreated wood. Material is proven to work well in different climates.

5.  WEATHER ENDURANCE

As result of thermal modification, Finnish types of woods are transformed into durable, weather endurance building material. LunaThermo D has decay resistance class 2.

6.  THERMAL INSULATION

Tests have shown that the thermal conductivity of Thermowood is reduced by around 20-25% compared to untreated coniferous wood.

KEY FEATURES OF LUNAWOOD:

1.  SOUND KNOTTED

Scandinavian pine has many butterfly shaped knots, which give a strong impression of natural material. Lunawood uses only sound knotted wood to ensure the high quality of our final products. We call it natural luxury.

2.  SMOOTH SURFACE

Thermowood is an excellent material for industrial planing. The surface of the planed wood is particularly smooth. The wooden surface has an elegant finish and it´s pleasant to touch.

3.  WARM TONE

The wood material of the Thermowood is consistently the same color. Quality control ensures that the hue stays inside certain color values. When the beautiful brown shade is desired to maintain, Thermowood products need to be surface treated with wood oil or similar. Without the surface treatment Thermowood turns grey due to UV-radiation.

4.  DURABILITY CLASS 2

LunaThermo-D belonging to durability class 2 has a projected service life of 30+ years when resistance to decay is considered (BRE). Due to the breakdown of hemicellulose (sugar chains), the wood no longer contains sufficient nutrients to support fungi. Lunawood is suitable for above ground solutions and not for continuous soil or water contact.

5.  HEART WOOD

Lunawood planed products are made of heartwood of eco certified Scandinavian pine. Only the best raw material, carefully chosen hard core of top log is used.

PRODUCTS OF LUNAWOOD:

1.  FACADES

Thermowood is an outstanding choice for exterior claddings and facades. Our product range also provides wide cladding boards produced by utilizing glue lamination technology. Thanks to the thermal modification and gluing, we are able to offer 210 mm wide sound knotted, durable cladding boards with outstanding dimensional stability. Thermowood allows Scandinavian softwood to be successfully used in hot and humid weather conditions. In addition, all our cladding products have the European conformity CE mark.

2.  LUNAWOOD DECKING

Lunawood is an outstanding decking material due to its stability and durability. Improved insulation properties make Lunawood an excellent choice for decking since it balances the changes of heat and cold and makes it pleasant to walk on even when barefoot. Lunawood decking is resin- and toxic-free, lightweight, and easy to install. Lunawood’s unique PROFIX hidden fixing clip enables quick and easy installation of the deck and creates a clean and elegant appearance without visible screws. It is an ecological and chemical-free solution for creating the finishing touch to any outdoor surrounding.

3.  LUNARWOOD SOLAR SHADES

Lunawood Thermowood solar shades are an ecological way of cooling buildings without consuming extra energy. When using Lunawood, you can prevent excessive solar from overheating the interiors with material that binds CO2 and hence is lowering the carbon footprint of the building. Further, due to the stability of Lunawood you can use it in mobile sunscreen systems with opening and closing mechanisms. Solar shade profiles can be used in many ways indoors and outdoors; fences, partitions, effect walls, ceilings etc. Thermowood is a modern architectural material and the combination with steel, concrete and glass creates a beautiful contemporary look with a soft, natural finish.

4.  LUNAWOOD INTERIOR

The appearance of Lunawood is pleasant to touch and warm with a rich tone. It is highly suitable for paneling and flooring; creating a cozy atmosphere in any interior. The boards are light, easy to cut, shape and install. In addition to its attractive appearance the thermal modification of wood eliminates the risk of harmful emissions such as formaldehydes. This makes the wood pure, safe and hygienic for indoor use even for those consumers prone to wood-related reactions. We believe that people feel better and healthier when surrounded by natural materials.

SAUNA AND SPA

Lower thermal conductivity and improved stability of thermally modified wood makes Lunawood an excellent product in hot and humid environments. Furthermore, it is a hygienic material without resin and this broadens the variety of end uses and applications. Thermowood is one of the most used materials in saunas and is excellent for spa interiors.

5.  LUNAWOOD FRAMES AND BEARERS

Thermowood is an endurable, safe material for many kinds of garden and outdoor structures. Out of our planed profiles it´s easy to create a dream wooden garden with pergolas and partition walls. It will become a natural eye catcher as an attractive walkway, ideal for climbing plants with its airy construction. Pergolas provide privacy and give shade to cool off from the heat of the sun. A stylish partition wall defines the borders in gardens or built environment in a natural way.

INDUSTRIAL USE

1.  SAWN TIMBER AND INDUSTRIAL USE

Lunawood Thermowood is a great raw material for further processing in industrial use. It is an excellent material for interior and exterior doors, windows and furniture. Thanks to its durability and ability to retain original shape and measurements, Lunawood Thermowood can withstand highly demanding conditions. Other improved properties like better insulation capacity or the fact that Lunawood does not contain any chemicals, are certainly advantageous and important from an industrial perspective. You can choose rough-sawn or machined Thermowood in pine and spruce, in several different dimensions.

2.  LUNAWOOD THERMOWOOD PLASTIC COMPOSITE (TWPC)

In construction projects, you have to have confidence in the materials used. Lunawood Thermowood Plastic Composite (TWPC) is the most stable wood composite decking available on the market. It holds its own against changes in temperature better than any other composite material. The natural length variation is only 1 mm/meter in circumstances where temperature fluctuates by 50°C. That’s what we call stable! TWPC is an outstanding choice for decks and gardens in both private and public spaces. It is extremely resilient to all weather conditions. Due to the breakdown of hemicellulose (sugar chains), the Thermowood fibers no longer contain sufficient nutrients to support decay-causing fungi. Thermowood fibers used in the composite manufacturing process are a by-product from our own Thermowood production and over 60% of the material is Thermowood. Lunawood composite is PVC free, non-toxic and off-cuts can be burnt or recycled as timber waste (check your local rules in recycling).

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