Never burning

Asano Non-Combustion

Asano Non-Combustion has developed timber that doesn't burn by seeping the wood with its very own non-flammable chemical. They have also succeeded in rendering Washi Japanese paper and textiles incombustible and are working on the development of new building materials.

Manufacturing and sales of non-combustible wood

Asano Non-Combustion

TS Building 5F, 5-28-6 Toyo, Koto City, Tokyo
+81 (0)3-6666-0315
+81 (0)3-6666-0310
Naruaki Asano

Overcoming wood’s weakness with non-combustible technologies

Mr. Asano was originally an interior designer, working at the forefront of the architectural world. However, losing his wooden house to a fire when he was 45 years of age was a shock to him. In his own words, “Even though I was aware that wood could burn, it wasn’t easy to simply accept that my wooden home had burned down.” It was at this point that he started working on the development of non-combustible wood, believing that it could become an invaluable resource if only he could create timber that neither burned nor rotted thus overcoming its weaknesses as a material.

The non-combustible technology can also be applied to textiles and Japanese paper

The non-combustible wood developed by the company in 2001 does not catch fire nor emit toxic gases even when exposed to flames. In addition to this, the wood can be recycled and suppresses combustion-related CO2 emission. Their very own non-combustible technology can be applied to walls, textiles, Japanese paper, urethane foam and various other materials, thus contributing to the creation of disaster-resistant homes.