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Noawood Thermo Meranti Cladding

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Malaysian Meranti that has undergone thermal treatment.  The timber is Class 2 in durability and stability.

Toxin Free :
As only heat and water vapour are used under high pressure, no toxic chemicals are part of the process.

Dimensional Stability :
By reducing the equilibrium moisture content, the timber becomes more stable dimensionally, retaining its shape far better than untreated wood.

Durable :
Insufficient nutrients remain after the breakdown of hemicellulose (sugar chains) during treatment, inhibiting the growth of fungi.  The result is better durability.

Sustainability :
All timber has been sourced from forest that has been independently certified by either PEFC or FSC as sustainable.

Quality :
The thermal treatment creates a uniform dark colour, enhancing wood grain and providing a smoother finish after varnishing.  The superior woodworking properties are also boosted.



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Thermal Modification

Meranti has been used in Europe for over 50 years and is renowned for its durability and stability in joineries. Thanks to our thermal treatment, meranti can now be specified for cladding as well.

Noawood’s thermal modification subjects premium kiln-dried Meranti to temperatures above 170°C and pressure between 6-9 bar. The entire process takes up to 30 hours and after completion, the final moisture content is around 4-6%, resulting in enhanced dimensional stability and a lighter weight, making it ideal for cladding.

Changes to the cell wall structures of the wood increase the durability to class 2, and with a density of 420 kg/m³, it is equivalent to Western Red Cedar.

Noawood cladding is not only weather and rot resistant, it also has the advantage of availability in longer lengths (up to 5 metres) and is free of defects.

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