The thermal treatment of wood is a common process to improve properties. Usually bulk wood is being thermally modified. It seemed obvious to investigate how veneers with their much smaller thickness could be thermally modified. A further objective was to investigate whether plywood and moulded plywood parts could be made from
thermally modified veneers. Advantages were expected with regard to the material its dimension stability and durability. Therefore, the application range can be extended, especially for outdoor uses (façade elements, seating furniture), but also for indoor application. There the advantage is in an improved appearance.