CHEMICAL TREATMENT OF WOOD AND BLACKENING
Delmax specializes since its foundation in the chemical treatment of wood, differently known as ammonia fuming. The knowledge and experience gained over the years allow us to create unique, natural products. Their extraordinary color shade can impress the most demanding customers, and give the interiors an exotic character.
We care about the nature, so the processes to which the wood is subjected are absolutely safe for the environment. Our offer is addressed to both individuals and businesses.
The process of ammonia fuming (blackening) to which wood is subjected has been known for over 30 years, which guarantees obtaining wood with high durability and safe use. Blackening was an accidental discovery made in England centuries ago. Under the influence of ammonia fumes from horse urine, the oak boards stored in the stable began to darken. This process from ammonia was called ammonia fuming. The method became popular during the Arts and Crafts movement in Europe, and the precursor in North America was Gustav Stickley.
- Increasing of the wood hardness
- Obtaining of a new, unusual color shade
- Emphasis on the natural wood character with visible grains
- Possibility of multiple scraping, without losing the aesthetic value of wood
- Resistance to sunlight
Wood after the smoking process can be used in the production of:
- Decorative lamellas
- Table tops
- Window sills