Furfural and the Rainforest


Furfural stops tropical deforestation, which according to Greenpeace, is responsible for approximately 20% of world greenhouse gas emissions. How?

Furfuryl alcohol, which is made from bio-renewable furfural, is the main ingredient used for woodmodification processes like kebony, which convert softwoods in looks and properties that are similar to tropical hardwood. Originally designed to replace the toxic CCA process, furfurylation of wood offers non-toxic woods for playgrounds, floors, cladding, etc.

From “Beautiful Wood … Architecture … and Photography“:

Onda Restaurant, Oslo (Norway)
By Alliance Arkitekter and MAPT
Use of Kebony Wood

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Filed under: Topics of Interest Tagged: furfural, furfural and its many by-products, furfuryl alcohol, furfurylation, kebony, tropical hardwood replacement, wood modification

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