Glass Infused Wood
TimberSIL® is a non-toxic fusion of two natural materials – wood and glass, producing an ideal natural product and a combination of properties never achieved before. The TimberSIL® Glass Wood fusion forms a barrier of amorphous glass which surrounds and fuses with the fibers in wood, protecting the wood fibers from rot, decay, and common wood problems, while creating a new Super-Wood with superior properties. The TimberSIL® barrier is permanent, non-toxic, and non-corrosive.
TimberSIL® is many times stronger than composite products; because the glassy portion parallels the grain of wood, greatly increasing strength. The wood fibers are stronger, causing nails, screws, and fasteners to hold more tightly because the glassy portion strengthens the fibers. TimberSIL® products maintain their shape better because the glass in TimberSIL® is resistant to warping. TimberSIL® products are Class A fire retardants because glass’s natural resistance to fire overcomes the combustible properties of wood.
And yet in appearance, workability and feel, the familiar properties of wood predominate. TimberSIL® has the great look, and the familiar touch and feel of wood. Wood workers and builders appreciate the way it can be cut, sawn, drilled, hammered, nailed, and shaped. TimberSIL® accepts paints and stains readily and effectively. TimberSIL® provides a stable, inert surface for coatings that ensures an unusually long life and very low maintenance.