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Accoya general brochure
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INNOVATION IN WOOD The possibilities 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. Historically, the only way to overcome these challenges was to treat the wood with preservative chemicals or to choose tropical hardwoods from rapidly diminishing forests – offering...

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ENABLING NATURE WITH HIGH TECHNOLOGY Accoya® wood is modified all the way through, not just at the surface like traditional envelope treatments. This modification technique has two key advantages: Using an array of sophisticated and proven analytical techniques, the producers of Accoya® wood ensure that every batch is of consistent quality and reaches the highest possible level in durability and dimensional stability versus the unpredictablity of other choices W hen Accoya® wood is cut or jointed there are no exposed nonacetylated surfaces in any dimension. This completely negates the need...

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Wood acetylation is a process that has been studied by scientists around the world for more than 80 years. This method of improving wood has been proven to deliver such superior performance that it has long been used as the “gold standard” against which other methods are measured. The Accoya® wood patented production process combines this work with years of proprietary research and investment to deliver consistent results on a commercial scale. ENABLING NATURE NATURALLY The physical properties of any material are determined by its chemical structure. Wood contains an abundance of chemical...

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TRIED AND TESTED Extensive laboratory and field testing by leading institutes around the world (including in New Zealand, USA, UK, Sweden, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, the Netherlands, Germany and Japan) has shown the performance of acetylated wood to be extremely reliable. Accoya® wood has been thoroughly tested for performance characteristics such as dimensional stability, durability, 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...

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THIS IS THE FUTURE OF WOOD... Accoya® wood has been tested over prolonged periods in all types of weathering conditions – above ground, below ground and even in water – and has been proven to withstand even the toughest of external environments. Not only is its durability proven, but it has also been shown to retain its appearance, requiring much less frequent maintenance than other wood species. This gives added reassurance to the manufacturers, architects, specifiers, builders and property owners who have chosen Accoya® wood for a diverse range of projects. Accoya® wood is also being...

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ACCOYA® ACCREDITATIONS Accoya® wood is one of the very few building products to have acquired Cradle to Cradle SM Certification on the elusive C2C Gold Level. Cradle to Cradle (C2C) provides a means to tangibly and credibly measure achievement in environmentally-intelligent design including the use of environmentally safe and healthy materials and instituting strategies for social responsibility. Of the various schemes for sustainable forestry available, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is regarded as the leading and most comprehensive certification program available. This program not...

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