Accoya® is the world’s leading high technology long life wood.
The Accoya® wood production process takes sustainably-sourced, fast-growing softwood and enhances nature, creating a modified wood that matches or exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of the very best tropical hardwoods.
A new world of high performance wood, sustainable, low maintenance products – including windows, doors, decking, cladding and glulam structural beams – is opened up by Accoya® wood. The exceptional properties of durability, stability, strength and beauty have even led to Accoya® wood being used as the main construction material in a heavy traffic road bridge with a highly original design.
Accoya® is helping to protect the world’s precious hardwood resources and is guaranteed for 50 years in exterior use and 25 years when used in the ground. This long life also provides an added benefit – helping to reduce carbon emissions. Accoya® acetylated wood creates beautiful and sustainable possibilities, even in demanding applications.
Exterior doors and shutters should be durable, dimensionally stable (to prevent doors jamming and becoming difficult to open and close in bad weather) and easy to maintain.
Accoya® wood meets these criteria and may be used to create simple or complex designs with a choice of coating finishes with typically greatly improved lifetimes.
Accoya® is ideal for windows, doors, cladding, decking, structural and much more
Accoya® wood is a perfect solution for exterior cladding, siding and façades where aesthetics, less frequent maintenance, dimensional stability, durability and insulation value are key factors. Accoya®’s versatility makes it ideal for use in residential, commercial and industrial structures.
In specifying decking, beauty, strength and allweather performance are important. A material that that is durable, stable and beautiful is desirable. It is also crucial that the wood is nontoxic and therefore totally safe for people and pets. Accoya® wood meets these requirements.
Accoya wood has been modified right through to the core and this non toxic process does not weaken the original wood – in fact, its hardness is improved – nor does it compromise its bending strength. Therefore combined with exceptional durability and stability Accoya® wood can be an ideal material for structural requirements and has been used in bridges and other large structures around the world.