Bergs subsidiary Bitus launches heat-treated wood to meet demand for sustainable building materials; requiring no chemical additives, heat treatment improves wood's resistance to moisture, mold, insects and rot, provides more shape stability

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STOCKHOLM , January 23, 2023 (press release) –

To meet the market's need for sustainable building materials, Bitus is launching a new range of wood protection consisting of heat-treated wood.

A wider range of wood protection
Bitus has started production and sales of heat-treated wood. This new launch means a continued development towards more highly refined products within wood protection and a clearer focus on project sales to customers who value aesthetically pleasing wood products with an attractive sustainability profile. Heat-treated wood is an alternative wood protection and complements Bitus' existing products consisting of both pressure-impregnated, linseed oil-treated and fire-protected wood.

What it is
Heat treatment means that the wood raw material is heated, which means that the properties of the material are improved. The treatment makes the wood more resistant to moisture, mold, insects and rot, while giving the wood a unique dark brown color and also providing increased shape stability. Heat treatment of wood is a proven and sustainable method that does not require any chemical additives.

Heat-treated wood provides good protection against moisture and rot, making it suitable for use in outdoor structures such as on facades, to wooden decks and similar applications. It is also possible to combine heat treatment with a fire protection treatment.

It is very gratifying that we can now also offer heat-treated wood and that our customer offering with this now becomes more comprehensive,” says Roger Eckerstig, CEO of Bitus.

Further information regarding this press release is provided by President and CEO Peter Nilsson on telephone number 070-315 09 27 or Roger Eckerstig, CEO Bitus, 072-216 68 28.

The subsidiary Bitus is part of Berg's Wood Protection product area and is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of treated wood products for both the Swedish market and for various export markets.

About Bergs - An international wood products Group

The Bergs Group consists of independent subsidiaries, with clear responsibilities for results, that develop, produce and market processed wood for various applications.

With years of experience in wood and a great deal of competence in processing, Bergs promotes building a sustainable society based on renewable raw materials from sustainably cultivated forests in the Baltic Sea region. Operations are conducted in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and the UK, and the Group’s products are sold in some 20 countries.

The largest markets consist of Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, the UK and France. The head office and Group management are located in Sweden.

The company’s share has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 1984.

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