Performance


Outstanding Performance

Accoya® wood has been thoroughly tested for dimensional stability, durability, UV resistance, 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 treatments and modifications are measured.

OUTSTANDING DURABILITY

- Lasting 50 years above ground, 25 years in ground/freshwater
- Class 1 durability, surpassing even teak
- Virtually rot proof

DIMENSIONALLY STABLE

- Swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75% or more
- Doors and windows open effortlessly year round
- Paints and varnishes last 3 or 4 times longer,
greatly reducing maintenance costs

INSECT BARRIER

- Indigestible to a wide range of insects, including termites
- Greatly reduced vulnerability

FROM SUSTAINABLE SOURCES

- From FSC®, PEFC™ and other regionally certified woods
- Naturally renewable

CONSISTENT QUALITY THROUGHOUT

- Consistent, measurable modification quality
from surface to core
- No need to apply chemical preservatives
when cut or planed

RETAIN STRENGTH & HARDNESS

The process does not compromise the wood's strength
- Hardness is increased
- High strength to weight ratio makes it suitable for
challenging applications

PERFECT FOR COATING

- Improved stability means coatings last 3 to 4
times longer
- Easier to coat, less preparation and sanding
required

EXCELLENT MACHINABILITY

- Easy to machine and process
- No special tools are required

UV RESISTANT

- Superior resistance to UV degradation when translucent coated
- Natural appearance lasts longer
- The ultimate substrate and coating life is increased

NATURALLY INSULATING

- Offers improved insulation in comparison with
commonly used wood species
- Ideal for applications where energy
conservation is important

NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL WOOD

- Process does not compromise the wood's natural beauty

NON-TOXIC & RECYCLABLE

- Protects the environment from the harmful effects of
common treatments
- May be safely reused and recycled