Industrial application of carbonized wooden surfaces

The company “Ennobled wood” from Salzburg specialises in the refining and carbonisation of wooden surfaces, especially of European wood species, in order to increase the durability of the wood. These processes are suitable for a wide range of interior and exterior wood products. For example, as the right product for creative and luxurious façade design.


The colour of wood can change dramatically when exposed to weather conditions. The surface of untreated wood will turn grey, which affects the aesthetic value of the wood. However, understanding of the weathering resistance of the charred wood surface is still low.


Different wood species were evaluated for the visual changes and stability of the charred surface after artificial weathering, as well as an analysis of the chemical structural alteration of the surface layer of the wood.