Baled excelsior is an all-natural aspen fiber product manufactured from Great Lakes aspen. The unique curled fibers with barbed edges give the fibers an interlocking feature that provides uses in many markets and for diverse applications. Excelsior fibers are widely used in construction, filtration, evaporative cooling, casket bedding, packaging, cushioning, display, archery target butts, crafts, and many other applications.
The name excelsior originated in America and excelsior has been manufactured in the United States for over a century. Excelsior consists of thin, narrow, curled strands of Great Lakes Aspen which have barbed edges that provide an interlocking feature. In the United States, excelsior has no other general name; however, in many other countries, excelsior is commonly known and referred to as wood wool.
Another property of excelsior of great importance is its resiliency, which is the ability to readily expand after compression. The combination of resiliency and the interlocking feature of the fibers makes excelsior highly suitable for many diverse applications.
Baled excelsior fibers are available in over 50 different cut dimensions to meet even the most specialized requirements. Baled excelsior is available in both 75 pound and 55 pound* pony bales in compressed bale form. Special length bales can also be custom ordered. In addition to being an all-natural product, excelsior fibers are 100% biodegradable, safe, and easy to work with.
Purchase aspen from only forest products companies who are members of Sustainable Forestry programs to ensure that the best environmental and forestry management practices are followed. Aspen is a renewable resource and we take great pride in our environmental stewardship.
*weight is based on a dry fiber weight basis at the time of manufacture. The baseline moisture content of Great Lakes Aspen excelsior is 22%.
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