About Xylea-Wood – Modular Exhibit Displays

What is Xylea-wood?

The Xylea System is a patented, modular paneling system, which is perfect for us in several applications. Thanks to easy-to- use, standardized part sizes and a revolutionary gravity cleating system, everything effortlessly fits together. Panels can be added or subtracted, at will, to adjust to ever-changing business needs. The Xylea-wood system is perfect for:

  • Modular Exhibit Displays for trade shows
  • Permanent or temporary Retail Kiosks
  • Trade Show Booths
  • Much more

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Call today and we will be happy to walk you through affordable options for using Xylea-wood.


Watch this brief video, which demonstrates just how easy it is to use Xylea-wood for your display needs.

Xylea Patents

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US Patent: Building Panel Having Plant-Imitating Structural Core

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US Patent: Method of Locking Structural Panels

Joe Fleming, who has been in the Tradeshow Exhibit business for over 30 years, explained the importance of using strong, light, straight building materials to build the panels, floors and decks of his tradeshow booths:

“We ship our booths all over the country. Some of them set up 8 to 10 times a year. They must be strong to resist wear and tear, and lightweight so they can be easily handled on show floors. Using Xylea-wood, you can confidently set up a booth in Chicago in January, when the weather is 10 below zero and then head to Miami the following week, to 90-degree heat and humidity. Even with drastic weather changes, Xylea-wood will never warp. It is extremely stable.”

Xylea-wood is stable. It won’t warp.

You won’t have to waste energy worrying about your display system, so you will be able to concentrate on selling your product!

This is a common constant struggle for all exhibit builders. We were all trying and testing different products to keep the edge. We tried honeycomb, foam board, and even bamboo because of its exceptional strength to weight ratio.

The Xylea-wood story

Several years ago, in a quest to find the ideal building material, our design team considered several options such as honeycomb, foam board, bamboo and balsa wood. As most of us already know balsa is pound for pound as strong as steel and in some cases it is even better because of its reduced expansion coefficients that make it even more stable. Boeing aircraft used to use it to build their airplane wings before the invention of carbon steel.

The problem with balsa, however, is that it is not readily available, which makes the cost prohibitive. We were disappointed that balsa didn’t work out, since it is nearly 10 times as costly as conventional materials. The breakthrough came for us when we realized the option we wanted was not available. So we invented a new one!

What a great product though . . . Why couldn’t we get the strength and stability without the cost?

This is where the real break through came for us. When we began to ask: why not?

How Xylea-wood was born

phloem2After studying some microscopic pictures of balsa wafer, we observed the lignified xylem cells of the balsa tree that once carried nutrients and water from the ground. It became apparent to our product engineers that the reason balsa is so light is because it is about 90% air. It has a basic fiber structure that is created by a series of hollow elongated chambers that are conjoined to each other. They interlock in a magnificent pattern that makes them one of the strongest, lightest natural building materials in the world.

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We have been able to replicate and mass produce the microscopic super cell structure of the balsa tree to create an engineered lumber that is so strong, and stable that I believe it is destined to completely replace the use of plywood in the future.


  • ½ the weight of conventional plywood.
  • Twice the strength.
  • Yet affordable.

The concept of engineered pre-tensioned strength is built into the board. It is really quite a remarkable process.

We can make it stronger or lighter on demand. It is as if we can grow a tree that is exactly the size and strength that you need.

We define the required strength & weight and instantly build it into wood at the manufacturing point. And we don’t have to wait 15 to 20 years for it to grow!

The Panels, Boards, Decks and Beams that we are currently pre-tensioning for the exhibit business are just the beginning. 
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