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PDS choose Accoya® for a Sustainable Future

accoyaWith the growing concern over deforestation across the world it is important that manufacturers think about the timber they are using and where it is coming from. Sustainability is key, which is why Performance Doorset Solutions (PDS), who have been FSC certified for a number of years, have recently started to offer their clients the option of manufacturing products from the sustainable timber product. Accoya®.

Accoya® is a plantation grown softwood which, when treated can provide all the durable hard wearing properties of popular hardwood. Hardwoods are seen as a more hard wearing durable material than soft wood but due to limited and endangered resources, softwood is more commonly used. Softwoods offer a more sustainable solution to hardwood as they are much easier to grow, meaning that resources can be replenished.

Described as a high technology long life wood, Accoya® is created via acetylated wood modification, using sustainably-sourced, fast growing softwood. The production process is non-toxic and creates a ‘treated timber’ that has the very best environmental credentials and offers the durability, stability and beauty of tropical hardwoods.

The limitations on hardwoods now make them a much more expensive option when it comes to price, but with Accoya® PDS consumers are able to achieve the properties of hardwood at a more economical level. Accoya® achieves 75% less shrinkage and holds its coatings three to four times longer than other woods, making it an excellent choice for doors and windows. It also has extremely low thermal conductivity and can have an opaque or translucent coating for those wishing to enjoy the natural look of wood. Its low maintenance requirements add to its cost effectiveness and environmental credentials.

accoyaAccoya® is an ideal choice for PDS, as they pride themselves in manufacturing products which give top quality performance.  It is also important to PDS that the timber industry leads the way in developing sustainable solutions, whilst ensuring that they are providing their customers with the highest quality products possible.

Tim Fairley Managing Director said ‘We have noticed that more and more of our customers are becoming aware of the environmental factors which surround the hardwood industry and look for their suppliers to have eco-friendly procedures in place and alternative products to offer.  When we looked into the properties and benefits of Accoya® wood we knew that this would be something that would be of interest within our marketplace. Our teams have now completed all the relevant training on how this material needs to be handled and processed to achieve the best results and we are now quoting for our existing clients, who are showing a great deal of interest.”

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