|The Cabot Process|
With the demand for new wood products and the development of new wood care technologies, Fraser Wood Siding now provides its customers with the latest in total wood care protection through its factory machine staining facility in Edmundston, New Brunswick.
The benefits of machine staining wood in a factory controlled environment have been well documented. R. Sam Williams, research chemist with the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin, stated "Short term exposure of wood to the elements prior to painting drastically decreased the adhesion of paint. Previous studies have shown that in a qualitative way, long-term weathering of wood prior to painting reduced subsequent paint performance."
Our cedar products are kiln-dried in our state-of-the-art dehumidification dry kiln while Fraser Wood Siding boards are dried to strict tolerances at the saw mill to ensure maximum stain adhesion. After the drying period, the boards or shingles are moved to the machine staining line to be coated on all six sides. Fraser Wood Siding and Shingle products are available in either a 1 coat or 2 coat system depending on the specific customer requirements. From classic colours to contemporary earthtones, Cabot's colour palette is designed to please the most discriminating tastes.