Research & Development

If you’re looking for help with your research and development efforts, American Wood Technology is there for you. Our primary partner, International Wood Technology, has been at the forefront of wood treatment for decades now, so together we know a thing or two about innovation. Our research and development programs are robust and currently include:

  • Thermo treatment modification to increase hardening and stability.
  • Wood polymerization to increase quality of wood used in Hazard Class 4, like posts and poles.
  • Ammonium treatment of hardwoods to create stability and a darker color.

We also have several earlier research and development successes, such as the use of a superheated steam-drying process as well as the use of linseed oil for color and preservation treatment.


Testing equipment for accelerated wood drying

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Pilot plant for various treatment processes