What is wood stabilization

What is wood stabilization

THE PRINCIPLE OF STABILIZATION

The process of wood stabilization is actually de-aerating the wood by alternating very high pressure and vacuum and then penetrating the resin into the entire volume of wood instead of exhausted air. The resin then polymerizes at elevated temperature to stabilize the wood. By coloring an otherwise transparent stabilizing resin with compatible pigments, the wood can also be colored to form unconventional and interesting wooden drawings. The resin can be on acrylic or epoxy basis and Synpo offers both versions: Veropal WSB A (acrylic) and Veropal WSB E (epoxy).

HOW DOES THE STABILIZATION CHANGE THE WOOD?

The stabilization process leads to a significant increase in the weight of the wood, by 20% to 130% depending on the density and condition of the wood (more resin gets into the porous wood than into the hardwood). The wood hardens through this process, relieving the tension inside the wood and thus significantly reducing the possibility that the wood will continue to work, shrink and deform. The stabilized wood becomes more moisture resistant, since the water absorption of the stabilized wood is almost zero. 

USE OF STABILIZED WOOD

Stabilized wood is very popular in the manufacture of luxury items, especially knives, jewelry, writing pens, phone cases, lighters, pipes, boxes, billiard cues, various handles, stock of weapons and small furniture.