2. What is the wood treatment process?
This means the wood is chipped to specific gradation, the fine particles are removed, and the wood is mineralized. Mineralization is the proprietary process by which we remove the sugars from the wood and render the material completely inert, and no longer susceptible to rot or termite damage. The wood then becomes an inorganic aggregate similar to stone aggregate in concrete. Nexcem is also known as “wood-concrete”. It is the mineralization process that allows the cement to hydrate or “strengthen” in the presence of wood particles. The mineralization process is an interim process only and all Nexcem products, once made, are comprised of cement and wood fiber only. There are no residual chemical properties whatsoever from the wood processing.