What is Blackwood Tek?
Blackwood Tek is a technologically modified wood that exhibits the properties and appearance of African Ebony or Indian Rosewood. It is obtained by taking Pinus radiata through a technological process that uses natural products, without plastics or other petroleum derivatives.
Its high density, hardness and stability, in addition to its colour (black or brown depending on the variety) make it ideal for fingerboards and other parts of musical instruments. Moreover, Blackwood Tek is suitable for immediate use, with a stable moisture content of 5%, and is resistant to changes in humidity and temperature with minimal fluctuation.
Where does Blackwood Tek come from?
Blackwood Tek is obtained from Pinus radiata wood, through a patented technological process using natural products.
All the wood used in Blackwood Tek is FSC® 100% Pinus radiata grown in short rotation plantations in New Zealand. This is the only suitable wood for obtaining Blackwood Tek, due to its ideal characteristics for the technological process.
The final product, Blackwood Tek, is a technological material with very different properties from the original Pinus radiata, while still maintaining its nature as wood, a natural product with its ideal appearance, quality and feel.
The fusion of wood and cutting edge technology allows us to obtain a natural product with a high density and stability, resistant to changes in temperature and humidity and with a solid dark colour.