MARCH 31, 2022
The innovative technology of Naturaqua Hybrid Oil wood products allows you to combine the benefits of oil products and the advantages of water products:
• enhances the aesthetic characteristics of wood like no other product can
• improves the environmental impact
• improves outdoor performance
• protects and conserves the wood
• facilitates maintenance
Naturaqua Hybrid Oil products are composed of a water base in which droplets (or particles) based on oily polymers are dispersed. This dispersion has specific properties that lead to outstanding results in woodworking. Let's see them.
Deep penetration and high adhesion: the hybrid system
The size of the oily particles dispersed in water is less than one micron, thus allowing a high penetration capacity into the wood and excellent surface wettability.
The beauty of the natural wood grain: the open pore system
Naturaqua Hybrid Oil aims to protect the entire wood structure. It consolidates the wood in depth thanks to its small size of 0.07 microns, which allows it to enter the fibers and at the same time to recreate a protective resin resistant to water and abrasion.
Thanks to its small size Naturaqua Hybrid Oil particles do not hide the beauty of the wood and do not change its material characteristics to the touch. The result is a wood protected in its internal structure that continues to transpire, remains biodegradable and retains its unique aesthetic over time.
Renewable protection, all the time: a new paradigm
We are talking about a new paradigm because with Naturaqua Hybrid Oil products we have chosen to change the traditional approach to the age-old problem of wood degradation.
Traditional approach: transparent film coatings, even if with UV filters, are not able to give lasting protection to the wood substrate, which degrades over time and creates inevitable detachments of the finish, opening vulnerability points that make wood degradation even more likely.
Result: clarity is compromised and detachments or cracks are created which break the protective shield of the wood. The finish must be removed, revealing a deeply degraded wood, difficult to restore even after sanding.
New approach: a product of the Naturaqua Hybrid Oil line, a finish that biodegrades slowly and imperceptibly, treats wood for what it is, that is, a living and changing material that must be maintained cyclically over time. We therefore have a protective compound that "sacrifices" itself to protect the underlying wood.
Result: the wood is deeply protected and resistant, the substrate remains intact and is also aesthetically preserved. The surface of the wood remains easy to regenerate with a quick wash and with the direct application of the finish, without sanding. This biomimetic renewable treatment concept shields the wood all the time, keeping wood always beautiful and easier to keep.
All products of fossil origin have a strong negative impact on the environment. This is why Borma Wachs has chosen to increasingly use materials derived from vegetable oils, with all the resulting environmental benefits.
Environmental product performance: life cycle analysis
We are not only committed to providing a product that is good for wood, and for workers and those who use it, but we analyze its entire life cycle in order to reduce the environmental impact and allow future generations.
As we have just seen, in fact, the wood treated with Naturaqua Hybrid Oil is obtained from renewable raw materials (vegetable oil) and at the end of its life it is biodegradable, reducing to zero the problematic special waste to be disposed of and guaranteeing maintenance over time that always remains respectful of the environment.
In this regard, we conducted an LCA study (or life cycle analysis in reference) and laboratory tests in compliance with the requirements for environmental and product performance declarations.