The stabilisation process homogenises the grain structure of the palmwood, which is otherwise difficult to work with, and thus makes it a good working material.
Raffir Stabilised Woods
In the stabilising process, the wood is filled with a specially developed acrylic resin in a high-pressure vacuum treatment. The stabilised wood is extremely resistant, hardly absorbs any moisture and is thus very hygienic, washable and warp-free (no shrinking or expanding). You can work it with conventional tools without any problems. Weight and material density similar to tropical hardwood.
Metapol is a composite material of aluminium embedded in coloured, semi-transparent epoxy resin. The material can be worked with conventional wood-working tools and is easily polished to a high gloss. Note: To prevent the material from overheating when working with machines, you should always use fresh sanding belts.