Outstanding Performance

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

Accoya® wood has been thoroughly tested for dimensional stability, durability, UV resistance, paint retention and in-ground conditions to ensure optimal performance. Indeed, it is so reliable that for many years it has been – and continues to be – used by scientists as the benchmark against which other treatments and modifications are measured.

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OUTSTANDING DURABILITY

- Lasting 50 years above ground, 25 years in ground/freshwater
- Class 1 durability, surpassing even teak
- Virtually rot proof

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DIMENSIONALLY STABLE

- Swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75% or more
- Doors and windows open effortlessly year round
- Paints and varnishes last 3 or 4 times longer,
greatly reducing maintenance costs

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INSECT BARRIER

- Indigestible to a wide range of insects, including termites
- Greatly reduced vulnerability

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FROM SUSTAINABLE SOURCES

- From FSC®, PEFC™ and other regionally certified woods
- Naturally renewable

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CONSISTENT QUALITY THROUGHOUT

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

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RETAIN 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

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PERFECT FOR COATING

- Improved stability means coatings last 3 to 4
times longer
- Easier to coat, less preparation and sanding
required

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EXCELLENT MACHINABILITY

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

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UV RESISTANT

- Superior resistance to UV degradation when translucent coated
- Natural appearance lasts longer
- The ultimate substrate and coating life is increased

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NATURALLY INSULATING

- Offers improved insulation in comparison with
commonly used wood species
- Ideal for applications where energy
conservation is important

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NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL WOOD

- Process does not compromise the wood’s natural beauty

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NON-TOXIC & RECYCLABLE

- Protects the environment from the harmful effects of
common treatments
- May be safely reused and recycled

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30 March, 2015
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30 March, 2015
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