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  • Archery Backstops
  • Burn Blocks
  • Packaging
  • Floral Industry & Gift Baskets
  • Zoo & Animal Keeping
  • Oil Filtering
  • Coffin Industry & Taxidermy

Archery Backstops

Excelsior has been used in the sport of archery, and has been trusted as the #1 material used in backstops for targets. Excelsior’s natural compression abilities and water absorption decreases the risk of damage caused to the target or arrows used in the sport. Highly compressed excelsior increases the stopping power of even the world’s fastest arrows.

Excelsior is used in archery

Excelsior target backstops are extremely durable. Excelsior fibers expand when wet which ensures retention of the backstops' strength. This gives the targets the ability to be stored outdoors, and the packaging and weight of these backstops deters theft from occurring. Excelsior backstopped targets are the ideal product for commercial ranges and backyard use.

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  • Excelsior is used to make archery target backstops
  • Excelsior is used as animal bedding
  • Excelsior is used an excellent bedding for horses
  • Excelsior is used in packaging

Packaging

Excelsior is a superior packaging material, especially when shipping heavier products like stone and marble. Excelsior is also the preferred method when cushioning glass for long delivery trips. Its fibers can be separated to fill voids in packing, and it accommodates awkwardly shaped products. Excelsior helps protect movement during shipments, and supports the product by compressing its original bulk in case there is pressure during transportation.

Excelsior is one of the few biodegradable packaging options in the market, and it is an excellent alternative to plastic and polystyrene cushioning. This makes excelsior an acceptable "green" product for companies interested in protecting the environment. Excelsior is safe, easy to use, and can be used as packaging for a variety of applications.

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Excelsior is excellent for protecting valuables
  • Excelsior is great for protecting fragile items during shipping
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Floral Industry & Gift Baskets

Excelsior is used for artistic and decorative purposes when it comes to gift baskets, floral designs and decorative wreathes. Excelsior is a great product to use when you want to add something special to your display. It can be dyed in a number of different colors to fit almost any decorative setting.

Excelsior is 100% biodegradable, safe and easy to work with. It is very visually pleasing, and is the preferred material when working with wreaths, garlands and gift baskets. Excelsior can be shaped, glued, matted, molded, or woven into any decorative design needed!

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Excelsior adds elegance to any gift basket

Zoo & Animal Keeping

One of the more endearing uses for excelsior is its usage as bedding for animals. Excelsior can be used as habitat enhancers for reptiles, hamsters, mice, guinea pigs, rats and gerbils. Excelsior makes a great nesting environment for animals that are known to burrow. It creates a comfortable living environment, and a finer grade of excelsior, known as wood wool, is also used for bedding in horse stalls.

What makes excelsior the preferred choice for animal bedding is the fact that the wood fibers are both non-toxic and non-allergenic. Excelsior animal bedding is the choice product for breeding farms, pet centers, laboratories and science centers. It is a naturally soft, clean and odorless fiber, and provides animals with the healthiest means of nesting. Studies show that animals actually choose bedding consisting of excelsior and wood fibers over those made of grooved cardboard, pine chips, and other nesting material.

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Excelsior makes a great nesting environment for animals
  • Excelsior is a habitat enhancers for reptiles, hamsters, mice, guinea pigs, rats and gerbils
  • Excelsior creates a comfortable living environment for animals
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  • Excelsior is used for bedding in horse stalls

Burn Blocks

Excelsior is the most trusted product when it comes to training and educating future firefighters. It is used to construct "burn blocks", which are ignited to simulate various fire scenarios in firefighter training session. The burn blocks allow trainees to properly learn how to extinguish some of the most dangerous fires they will encounter.

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Excelsior is a safe and biodegradable product that allows fire companies to properly train their firefighters without harming the environment:

  • It's "green" – burns cleaner for the environment
  • Lightweight and easy to use/place for fire training methods
  • Easy to ignite and easy to clean up – leaves no residue
  • No chemical additives
  • Burns at 700-800°F
Excelsior is used to educate and train firefighters
  • Excelsior allows fire companies to properly train their firefighters without harming the environment
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  • Excelsior is a safe and biodegradable firefighter training tool
  • Excelsior wood is used to make archery target backstops

Oil Filtering

Excelsior is also used as a filtration method. When it comes to oil in combustion engines excelsior is the best choice to make. Excelsior is also used in oil field filtering and vinegar filtration. The interlocking fibers in excelsior combined with low moisture allow air curing, resulting in very absorbent fibers. These absorbent fibers are capable of filtering without using any artificial methods. Oil filtering using excelsior wood is your natural alternative to artificial filtering methods.

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Excelsior wood is an excellent natural filter
  • Excelsior is used in oil field filtering and vinegar filtration
  • Excelsior's interlocking nature results in very absorbent fibers
  • Excelsior is a natural alternative to artificial filtering methods
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Coffin Industry & Taxidermy

The taxidermy industry relies on excelsior wood fibers as its primary source for preparing life-like stuffed animals for display. These animals can be seen in museums, zoos, and offices. Taxidermy is even used for personal grieving processes, and scientific studies. Excelsior provides a durable fiber source for stuffing vertebrate species of animals. It is easily compressible and form fitting to the animal's body. Its odorless nature won’t attract pests to the animal, ensuring a long lasting display. Since clay is often used in the casting of animal manikins, excelsior's fibers mold and stick well to the clay material.

In the funeral industry, excelsior is used when stuffing the base of a coffin being prepared for display. Depending on the size of the body, the mortician uses excelsior to raise the body up in the casket. This makes the body more viewable for services like viewings and funerals. Excelsior is the preferred choice of funeral homes everywhere because of its biodegradable and environmentally conscious nature.

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Excelsior Wood is used in taxidermy
  • Excelsior Wood is used as a casket bed riser
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  • Excelsior is a durable fiber for stuffing animals
  • Excelsior Wood is used in archery