ACCSYS TECHNOLOGIES PARTNERS WITH HAWAII’S PACIFIC AMERICAN LUMBER
02 Mar 17
Accoya wood, the world’s leading high-performance wood manufactured by Accsys Technologies, is now stocked by Hawaii’s premier building and flooring materials distributor Pacific American Lumber. Located in Honolulu for more than 25 years, the locally-owned and operated distributor supplies flooring, decking, surfaces and hardwood lumber and plywood to the Hawaiian Islands.
“With a strong reputation for supplying quality, top-of-the-line innovative products, we are so pleased to partner Pacific American Lumber to showcase our signature product, Accoya wood,” said Laura Keily, head of marketing for Accsys Technologies. “It further demonstrates our commitment to the marketplace by expanding our reach to an important market in North America.”
Accoya wood has been used in some of the most extreme climates and applications, including a submerged pedestrian bridge in the Netherlands, coastal siding in Scotland, decking in Mumbai, exterior commercial light poles in the U.S., windows throughout the world, and is the ideal wood product for exterior applications for Hawaii’s tropical climate.
“We are delighted to stock and offer Accoya wood to our customers,” said Chris Nied, owner and operator of Pacific American Lumber. “It is the hottest wood product to hit Hawaii in a long time and will enhance exterior wood applications throughout the islands.”
Accoya wood is manufactured using Accsys Technologies’ proprietary acetylation process to create the nontoxic high performance wood product. The modification process chemically alters the wood’s free hydroxyls into stable acetyl groups. Acetyl groups are naturally present in all wood species, which means that nothing toxic is added. The altered cell structure of the wood makes it an unrecognizable food source for insects and prevents fungal decay.
Accoya wood boasts a 50-year above ground and 25-year below ground warranty and swelling and shrinkage are reduced by 75 percent or more. The material is sourced from FSC®-certified forests and is also Cradle to Cradle Gold certified and is a healthy materials standard for Google’s Portico.
Accoya will be on display at Pacific American Lumber’s 25th anniversary event to be held March 31st 2017.