The long life cycle of Lunawood Thermowood enables our materials to act as a carbon storage from one generation to the next. One cubic metre of Lunawood stores over two times the amount of CO2 from air compared to carbon emissions from its production, i.e. 700kgCO2eq/m3 CO2 absorbed from air and stored in Lunawood Thermowood. The carbon footprint of Lunawood production is 315 kgCO2eq/m3.
At the same time as carbon storing, wood surfaces provide a healthy indoor and outdoor environment. Due to the thermal modification, Lunawood Thermowood products are pure, safe and hygienic for indoor use, even for allergy sufferers who are prone to wood-related reactions. Lunawood Thermowood’s total emissions are significantly lower than untreated wood. The TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compound) for Thermowood is 0.04 mg/m²h. As a comparison, untreated Scots pine has a TVOC of 1 mg/m²h.
Lunawood Thermowood does not secrete any resin through paints or tints. Furthermore, thanks to its resin-free properties, knots do not show through paints or tints, even over time. This feature also makes maintenance easier.
The disposal of Lunawood is easy and environmentally safe. The off-cuts can be disposed in the same manner as untreated wood. Lunawood Thermowood can be burnt like untreated wood.