At present, there is no commercialised technology that can thoroughly impregnate all types of wood. Consequences are an inefficient method where impregnation liquids are often only in the outermost layer of the wood, which can be washed out. At the same time, the liquids often contain many chemicals that are harmful to humans and the environment.
In addition, wood is often avoided in construction due to its fire-retardant properties, even though wood helps to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of buildings.
The project aims to help Gaia Wood get a proof of concept of their technology (FullWood), which can impregnate all types of wood without toxic chemicals. In addition, the project will investigate the technology’s fire technical properties to generate knowledge and validation so that the product can be commercialised.
The goal of the project is to give building owners, architects and designers the opportunity to use wood in their projects and buildings, which is also fireproof, so that the total CO2 emissions are minimised for the buildings. At the same time, preliminary tests show that the leaching rate of toxic liquids is minimised when using the technology.