NIBIO and Ard Innovation are working together on “Polysorb – verification, industrialization and commercialization” – a project funded by the FORNY program at The Research Council of Norway – to develop CIOL®. Wood is an amazing versatile material in need of protection from harsh and wet climate! Wood protected by the CIOL® process is just that – the solution for using wood materials that can sustain these harsh climates.
Choosing to use CIOL® will give you a material with superior protection and durability based on a green and sustainable process using affordable ingredients.
CIOL® is produced with easy accessible and low priced ingredients, and together with a new process development CIOL® will give you a high quality product in the lower price range.
The CIOL® process includes a mixture of water, citric acid, sorbitol and additives. All chemicals are derived from natural processes. The CIOL® solution is absorbed into the wood matrix with vacuum and pressure. The superior protection is then fixed in the wood by a curing step. CIOL® modified wood will have the same appearance even after a long time outdoors.
NIBIO, Department of Wood Technology is continuously working to bring CIOL® towards the market. Testing includes material properties, areas of use and process optimization toward commercialization. The goal of the Polysorb project is to document the use of CIOL® wood for cladding and terrace boards as well as high demand installation materials, such as poles and constructive elements.
See the ciolwood.no website for more information and updates. Contact project mananger Johan Biørnstad with questions or interest.