Mettlewood from Inventwood is a densified, lignin-free wood that’s lighter and cheaper than steel. It’s cellulose structure gives it 5-10x the stiffness compared to normal wood materials along with natural resistance to fire, moisture, and termites.
With 50% less density than steel, Mettlewood has a very high strength-to-weight ratio. Plus, it is made from a fast-growing, abundant, and sustainable wood species. This reduces the cost 50% compared to steel.
Mettlewood can be used in numerous structural applications as a sustainable steel or aluminum replacement, including cladding and facades, furniture and leisure applications, industrial and tooling equipment, aerospace and lightweight automotive components, energy and storage components, and more.