Karlsruhe-based Schorn & Groh has launched its new veneer, further enhancing its role as an innovator in the industry. The new genuine CoCo veneer is available in a range of brown shades.
CoCo’s distinctive colour is the result of a manufacturing technique that is similar to the natural process that creates bog oaks. In that preservation process, fossilized common or sessile oak lay in a bog for millennia. The tannic acid in the wood lying in acidic anaerobic wetlands reacts with marsh gases to create the rich dark brown-to-black colouring. The wood’s structure and stability are also preserved.
To make CoCo, high-quality veneer is naturally dyed in a short space of time. The environmentally-friendly process involves no harmful substances. The veneer also remains supple, as it is not exposed to extreme heat during processing.
As the wood is completely dyed, the colouring is highly UV-resistant. According to Schorn & Groh, this process also increases the product’s durability – ensuring that it maintains its quality over many years. The low-emission rates allow an open surface area and require no special safety measures during veneer processing.
CoCo veneer can be used in a wide range of spaces, including on work surfaces in kitchens and tables in dining rooms. The new product is currently available in four shades of oak: Taupe CoCo, Cognac CoCo, Coffee CoCo and Nero CoCo. It is sold as raw or spliced veneer.