Imagine a solid wood that is sourced from fast-growing responsibly managed forests, has zero toxicity and provides dimensional stability and durability that exceeds even the best tropical hardwoods.
Imagine a wood that can replace increasingly scarce tropical hardwoods, treated woods and less sustainable materials in new and existing outdoor applications. Imagine a wood that will act as a better carbon sink during its extended life span and can be safely recycled at the end. Such a wood exists. It is Accoya® wood: the world’s leading high technology wood.
Already the material of choice for a wide range of demanding outdoor applications, Accoya® wood can be used for virtually anything from windows to doors, decking to cladding, bridges to boats and even for applications that are presently only feasible with nonsustainable and man-made materials.
Spanning eight decades of research, Accoya® wood combines past and present scientific wood acetylation study with a proprietary production process to deliver reliable commercial-scale results.
In producing Accoya® wood, the chemical structure of the wood is modified from the surface to the core, providing a class leading durable and exceptionally stable product. Accoya® wood is fast becoming the material of choice for exterior applications and can be used for virtually anything, from windows to doors, decking to cladding and siding, and even for applications which were once only feasible with non-sustainable materials.
Accoya® wood has been tested over prolonged periods in all types of weathering conditions — above ground, below ground and even in water for 20 years — and has been proven to withstand the toughest of external environments.
The exceptional durability and dimensional stability mean that Accoya® wood requires significantly less maintenance, because paints and stains stay where they belong: on the wood. In fact, test results between Accoya® wood and unmodified wood constantly prove that coatings last up to 3 times as long on Accoya® wood. Comprehensive use guides, certification documents, test reports and project examples can be found at accoya.com.