The Norwegian manufacturer of high-performance modified wood products has introduced a new clear-grain exterior product that can be used for exterior shiplap cladding, decking, and landscaping projects.
Kebony Clear, the company’s USA sales manager Andy Hehl says, is a technologically enhanced, durable exterior wood line that is ideal for both residential and commercial applications.
“Kebony Clear is made from sustainable Pinus Radiata and was developed expressly for outdoor installations that require a clear, premium-looking finish,” Hehl says. “It’s a look that works very well for sustainable, modern decks, facades and landscape architecture projects.”
Like other Kebony products, the new line is treated with a bio-based liquid that that the company says provides a combination of “outstanding durability and dimensional stability.” The company claims the treatment process using a bio-based, environmentally friendly furfuryl alcohol results in wood cell walls that are about 50 percent thicker and provide a hardness that rivals the best tropical hardwoods.
“Kebony Clear products are homogeneously treated and can be further machined or cross-cut to length as required,” the company writes. “Kebony technology initially produces a deep rich brown color; after exposure to sun and rain the wood develops a natural silver-gray patina. Performance is maintained, while beauty is enhanced.”
It’s available in clear RAP 90 degree Shiplap Cladding, a ¾-inch by 4 ¾-inch lap-siding. The product is FSC-certified.