A new wood stain made with tiger wood could save millions
Wood stain is a major contributor to many household items, and it can also be used to stain wood furniture, furniture for bathrooms, walls, carpets and flooring.
However, in recent years, many wood stain products have been linked to cancer.
One study published last year by the National Cancer Institute found that a number of new wood stains tested positive for the carcinogen benzene and found that in a handful of cases, cancerous cells were found in the wood.
So far, there is no evidence that wood stain has a significant role in the growth of cancerous tumors.
And a new wood-based stain that is made with tigres — an indigenous wood — may have the potential to help curb that problem.
“The results are promising, but we don’t know what the long-term effects will be,” says David Kastner, the president and CEO of the Wood Products Institute.
“Tigres have long been known to be carcinogenic.”
He says the wood-derived stain has been tested on animals, and that it has the potential for curbing cancer.
“It’s very promising,” he says.
“And it could be something that can be made without using toxic substances.”
The new wood material, named Tiger Wood Stains, is made from a blend of tiger wood and oak trees, and is known as an indigenous tigre.
The wood contains a unique chemical called glycerin.
Because glycerins are not present in the natural tree resin used in wood stain, the wood is not naturally woody, but rather has been processed with glycerine, which helps to create the tigrous flavor and give the wood its natural texture.
“When you apply a wood stain to wood, it actually gets rid of the naturally occurring glycerinic acid, but it also adds some tigrites to the wood,” says Kastners bio-tech manager, Scott O’Keefe.
“So it’s actually quite similar to what happens when you rub wood in your mouth.”
The company has been testing Tiger Wood stains in animal tests and hopes to begin commercial production this year.
The company’s chief executive, Mark Stoll, says he hopes the company can provide a solution for people who need wood stain in the home.
“If you’re in a garage or a basement, a bathroom or any other place where there are exposed pipes or fixtures, you might want to add some wood stain,” he said.
“The glyceriin, if you apply it, creates a nice, shiny surface that doesn’t absorb the stain.”
Tiger Wood Stents is a blend that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is currently available for sale.
The product is available at Amazon.com.