use of nanotechnology is a real innovation in
the development of wood coatings, particularly
in relation to UV absorbing and penetration.
Although wood is naturally durable and strong,
the effects of out-door exposure can degrade not
only these physical properties, but its natural
beauty as well. In meeting this challenge,
Nanovations has introduced a new VOC-free
technology for clear impregnating wood
The only way to slow the UV degradation of the
surface is to incorporate a pigment or a UV
stabilizer into the formulation. The colorless,
UV-resistant, water-repellent preservative
represents the broadest category of clear
natural finishes on the market.
Nanoscale UV absorbers offer unique benefits in
protecting coatings and coated substrates from
being degraded by UV radiation. The small size
of the particles makes it possible to offer high
protection without affecting the transparency of the impregnation.
water based nature of the products is a
functional and environmentally friendly solution
against rot and moos and algae build-up. Water
absorption is significantly reduced.
Utilizing this well-developed science of
nanotechnology, the product absorbs the most
damaging rays of the Sun’s spectrum, Nanovations
Lignol® Wood coatings, protect wood for longer
in the harsh solar radiation in Australia and
around the world without the discoloring effect
Nanoscale UV absorber will protect the wood
substrate from degrading UV radiation and will
increase the lifetime of the coating.
These products are most
interesting in harsh outdoor
absorption rates and with a density higher than
900 kg/m3 can be difficult to treat. Some of the
hardwood in that range like Merbau, Ironwood,
Jarrah, Belian for example are not absorbing
finishes well , not even solvent based oils. If
you select such a wood species for external use,
please be aware that if you want to keep the
natural look of such a hardwood, more regular
maintenance will be necessary.
Lignol technology is now available for Western
is a Member of the Canadian Australian Camber of
Commerce, and is working already with a small
number of Canadian
companies in several areas. We are looking for
cooperating partners in Canada and Australia for
the latest wood coatings technologies for
Western Red Cedar. Don’t protect today’s
wood with yesterday’s technology. Please contact
us if you want to find out more.