What is Kebony?
Kebony is the only sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood when beauty and performance are essential.
Developed in Norway, the Kebony technology is an environmentally friendly, patented process, which enhances the properties of non-durable softwood with a bio-based liquid. As a result, the wood’s cell structure is permanently modified, so that the wood adopts premium hardwood characteristics.
Kebony is a highly durable, sustainable wood with the aesthetics and performance of the best tropical hardwood, requiring minimum maintenance and bringing low life-cycle costs.
Suitable for interior and external applications that demand high performance and great aesthetics, Kebony is available in clear and character grade pines. All Kebony woods acquire a silver patina after exposure to the elements but do not deteriorate.
Recognised as Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and four times Global Cleantech 100, Kebony has been embraced by leading architects and developers internationally, served through a global sales and distribution network.
CEO of Kebony, Christian Jebsen, recently sat down with Oliver Balch to discuss the practicalities of creating sustainable cities, and how business can cooperate through innovation.
Ethical Corporation: You’ve argued in the past that sustainability must be the foundation stone for our cities in the future. Why is this?