Strong and dimensionally stable, Kerto® is an engineered wood product like no other. Kerto derives its strength from a homogeneous bonded structure. Due to its stiffness and dimensional accuracy it is an ideal solution for high strength-demanding usages where durability and lightness are required.
Kerto is suitable for all construction purposes. In woodworking suitable applications for Kerto are for example window and door components.
Metsä Wood Kerto has been used in composite door manufacture for over 10 years, with over 40,000 entrance doors manufactured per year using Kerto their core. There are typically two styles of composite door manufacture using Kerto; stile and rails (Kerto-S) and solid blanks (Kerto-Q). Kerto has been successfully tested to SBD & PAS 23/24 by most major manufacturers.
Key benefits of using Kerto as a core material for sub-frames
• Provides outstanding resistance to warp and twist, ensuring a flat and stable substrate
• Enhanced security benefits, especially with Kerto-Q solid core system
• Full environmental accreditation
• Fire resisting properties (39mm Kerto-Q composite door core = 59 minutes)
• Exceptional performance and resistance to the elements
• Light weight
• Design flexible
• Ease of machining (no more wear on tooling than regular softwood)
A cost effective solution to aluminium and steel re-enforcement, provifing enhanced re-renforcement for composite window systems. Kerto is a fully environmentally accreded raw material, with BRE A rating achievable.
Kerto with MDO (medium density overlay) faces is used to replace Whitewood and parana-Pine stair stringers. The high quality engineered product is made to tailored specification to ensure zero waste to the buyer account and eliminate on-site quality issues.
Kerto MasterPlank offers the scaffold industry a quantum leap forward in safety. Lightweight and durable, the scaffold board is dimensionally stable and cost effective. Enhanced deflection values allow far greater degrees of safety and inherent defects with solid wood boards are eliminated. No more end banding is required, reducing repair and maintenance issues.
Transport (Refridgerated vehicles)
Kerto is a cost effective solution for wall studs and floor bearers, giving outstanding strength to weight ratio savings compared to traditional methods. Specifications can be tailored on request.