What is it that makes Accoya so special and stand out from other wood products?
Take windows as an example, because of the stability of the wood you will not have to restore your windows as frequently as traditional wood. In our testing carried out in the Netherlands, SHR painted these samples and put them on a test rig. After 10 years they bought these samples inside and we can see there is a difference in the coating behavior of the two samples. The traditional wood is getting bigger which is stretching the coating and putting it under distress. The grain structure is moving up and down causing further disruption of the coating, yet with the Accoya it doesn’t grow and also stays completely flat. The grain doesn’t lift and fibers are not moving, so it provides an ideal substrate to prolong the life of paint. As a home owner, you will not have to restore your windows and doors for significantly longer. See page 15 of the Performance Testing Summary below.