accoya wood

The possibility wood offers can be seen wherever we look: as furniture, decoration, musical instruments, structures – wood is a material that is aesthetically pleasing, endlessly practical, and is our only naturally renewable building material. However as an organic material that is susceptible to its surroundings, wood presents natural challenges when used for certain exterior applications.

 

Accoya wood is the result of decades of research and development that has brought together as long-established and extensively proven wood modification technique and leading edge patented technology to create a high-performance wood, ideal for outdoor use and challenging applications.

 

Accoya’s Many Benefits:

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

  • Extensive laboratory and field testing by leading institutes around the world (including in New Zealand, USA, UK, Sweden, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Netherlands and Japan) has shown the performance of acetylated wood to be extremely reliable.

 

DIMENSIONALLY STABLE

  • Swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75% or more
  • Doors and windows open effortlessly year round
  • Reduced maintenance costs

 

OUTSTANDING DURABILITY

  • Lasting 50 years above ground, 25 years in ground/freshwater Class 1 durability, surpassing even teak
  • Virtually rot proof
  • 70 year minimum service life stated by TRADA

 

PERFECT FOR COATING

  • Improved stability means coatings last up to two times longer
  • Easier to coat, less preparation and sanding required

 

BAREFOOT FRIENDLY

  • Ideal for all decking situations in extreme temperatures
  • Low thermal gain
  • Splinters are much less than other wood species when used for decking

 

NATURALLY INSULATING

  • Offers improved insulation in comparison with commonly used hardwood and softwood species
  • Ideal for applications where energy conservation is important

 

 

INSECT BARRIER

  • Indigestible to a wide range of insects, including termites
  • Accoya wood forms an effective barrier to insect attack; it is indigestible to microorganisms and insects and therefore more durable to wood-destroying fungi and virtually rot-proof.
  • Greatly reduced vulnerability

 

CONSISTENT QUALITY THROUGHOUT

  • Consistent, measurable modification quality from surface to core
  • No need to apply chemical preservatives when cut or planed

 

EXCELLENT MACHINABILITY

  • Easy to machine and process
  • No special tools are required

 

FROM SUSTAINABLE SOURCES

  • From FSC® and other regionally certified woods
  • Naturally renewable

 

RETAINED STRENGTH & HARDNESS

  • The process does not compromise the wood’s strength
  • Hardness is increased
  • High strength to weight ratio makes it suitable for challenging applications

 

NON-TOXIC & RECYCLABLE

  • Protects the environment from the harmful effects of common treatments
  • May be safely reused, recycled and incinerated

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