At Sakkho, we source our timber products from reliable suppliers and well-managed plantations mostly located in South East Asia. Using the most appropriate type of timber to manufacture high-quality Sakkho® wooden tiles is essential.
2. Origin of Sakkho Wood
Sakkho sources wood material from reliable suppliers and legal, well-managed plantations mostly located on the Island of Java, Indonesia.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species releases an accurate list of timber species. Sakkho uses wood from species and sources timber from locations not considered as endangered. For more information, contact the IUCN Red List.
Sakkho wood is kiln dried (or seasoned) to reach a 10% to 12% moisture content. Kiln drying wood is necessary as the drying process increases the stability and hardness of the wood and prevents manufacturing defects from occurring in timber products.
Kiln drying is the process of controlling temperature, relative humidity and air circulation within a chamber (kiln oven) to achieve specific drying levels. Kiln drying also helps achieve a lower level of moisture content in timbers compared to natural air drying which usually makes it hard to go below 20% to 18% moisture content depending on the location.
Wood not properly kiln dried will eventually air dry naturally and lose its natural moisture content. As the inner and outer layers of the wood adapt to the ambient atmospheric humidity at a different speed, the outer layer of the wood will dry quicker while the inner layer remains wet longer; this will cause the outer layer to shrink faster resulting in the timber warping or splitting and unevenly shrinking.
The actual purpose of kiln drying wood iS to bring the outer and inner layer of the wood to the same moisture content allowing the timber to move, contract and expand uniformly.
Fumigation for wooden products and ISMP 15 treatment for wooden packaging will be provided as required by a country import/export and biosecurity rules. Evidence and certificate of treatment are provided for importers.