Wood flour is an important material for many industries and is the main component in numerous products, especially in fillers and composite building products. Eden wood flour is made from virgin, sustainably sourced, non-treated timber, that has been pulverised into a ‘flour’ form. It is powdered down into a material that is incredibly light and fluffy, which can be utilised for a range of purposes, such as:
- A mild abrasive
- An absorbent
- A chemical reaction
- A composition modifier
- A decorative material
Similar to the other products we offer, the type of tree which wood flour is extracted from may impact the nature and quality of the material. Hardwoods tend to be more durable and strong, used for flooring and furniture. Whereas other tree species such as pine, fir, and cedar produce less durable flour that is great for the construction industry. Here at Eden, we primarily supply softwood flours and flakes however, if you have specific requirements we can also supply beech wood flour.
Common Uses of Wood Flour
Wood flour can be used for all sorts of purposes including fireworks, chemical filtration, hand soaps, and agrochemicals. Yet, there is one industry that it is used predominantly in, and that is the construction and building industry. As wood flour is a natural material, it is reasonably priced and can replace the need for other expensive solutions.
Wood plastic composites
This finely powdered wood cellulose is predominantly used in wood/plastic composites, to make products such as decking, roofing, fencing, and even caster wheels. Due to the durability of the wood, it helps to boost the strength of these materials. It is widely used in Lino flooring and Bakelite resin, as an inexpensive way to enhance the stability of the materials. Particularly, when used in linoleum, wood flour provides colour control, adding a natural colour to transparent plastics.
Epoxy resin is a type of polymer used in numerous building projects to bind materials together or to fill in damages and defects. However, epoxy is quite viscous in consistency, and sometimes needs thickening up to be used as a joint. Although a thinner texture is ideal for coating and laminating, it may not be ideal to join materials together, as it will just flow out. When wood flour is mixed with epoxy, it becomes a lot thicker, making it a superb filler for creating glues and structural fillets.
Wood flour is also often combined with epoxy resin and oil-based products to make wood putty, to be used in a variety of construction tasks. This can be used as an oil-based filler to join and fill spaces in decking, doors, and windowsills, and it is particularly useful for boat construction because of its waterproof quality.
Different kinds of substances are added to paints, primers, and topcoats to improve properties and to lower overall costs. Paint fillers can influence the paint’s abrasion resistance, finish, thickness, and more. In buildings where more sound protection is required, wood flour can be used as a paint filler to provide insulating properties against sound. Wood flour is a simple and cost-effective solution to enhance the composition of paints.
Here at Eden, we have a comprehensive background in manufacturing and supplying wood flour, providing our customers with 100% sustainable and natural products. We supply our wood flour in 10kg, 25kg, or 500kg bags, to ensure we meet all of your requirements. Whether you’re looking to purchase wood flour or another eco-friendly product, please feel free to browse our website today. If you would like to find out more information, call us on 01606 835757 or fill in our contact form, and we will be more than happy to help!