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WHAT IS PLANT OIL TECHNOLOGY?

Plant Oil Technology has been used for thousands of years by Shipbuilders and Craftsmen to weatherproof and preserve timber. Most modern construction timbers have a lifespan measured in decades, whereas the now scarce “high oil content timbers” (like old growth Huon and Pitch Pine) used in earlier times had a life span measured in centuries.

Ecowoodoil's Plant Oil Technology puts this high natural oil content into modern timbers, giving them superior natural protection, as well as a pleasing finish. Ecowoodoil represents the closest reflection of Huon Pine Oil that has ever been formulated.

Ecowoodoil only use Plant Oils that come from 100% environmentally sustainable sources. Click here to see what's in our products or click here to see some of the environmentally unfriendly and potentially hazardous ingredients that can be found in most other Timber Finishes.

Plant Oil Technology not only provides better protection for your timber, but it is far simpler to maintain than using traditional synthetic Oil or Water based finishes.

Timber Finishes are all about the "Solids". Ecowoodoil deposits these solids "into" your timber, rather than just "on" its surface. For those of you in the trade or who are technically minded, the information below explains how we achieve this.

What Solids are used in Ecowoodoil?

For maximum protection of the timber, Ecowoodoil contains Tung Nut Oil as well as the residue from Eucalypt Oil and Beeswax, which also have strong biocidal propetries.

Most other widely available Timber Finishes use Synthetic Polymers as their solids. These Synthetic Polymers (or Plastics) are chemically manufactured from a Petroleum base.

How are these Solids delivered?

Like other Timber Finishes, the delivery media for our solids are solvents – Pinewood Oil, Gum Turpentine and Citrus Oils. These three white oils penetrate beneath the surface of the timber and take the solids with them.

Most other widely available Timber Finishes use either Water or Petroleum based Liquid Hydrocarbons like Kerosene, White Spirits or Solvent Naptha. These other solvents evaporate quickly, whereas up to 20% of Ecowoodoil's Plant Oil solvents will remain in the timber after 12 months.

Where do these Solids end up?

The natural foundation of our solids and delivery media enable them to penetrate into the timber, as well as reside at its surface. Ecowoodoil goes “IN” and not just “ON”.

Most other widely available Timber Finishes simply coat the surface with Synthetically produced long chain Polymers, leaving a thin plastic film which is easily eroded and fractured.

 

As we mentioned previously, Plant Oil Technology not only provides better protection for your timber, but it is far simpler to maintain than using traditional synthetic Oil or Water based finishes.