IT IS DIMENSIONALLY STABLE, WITH SWELLING AND SHRINKAGE REDUCED BY A MASSIVE 75% OR MORE, WHICH MEANS LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS.
Accoya is a special, acetylated wood product that has been produced following decades of research, development and testing. You will already know that we stock an excellent range of hardwoods and softwoods, but we also stock Accoya in a large range of sizes and lengths. This high-performance timber provides a range of benefits you might not be aware of.
Timber considerations for manufacturers are a key decision and have an impact on efficiency and indeed profitability of a business. What will it look like? How will it machine or behave after processing? How will it take a finish? But, most importantly, the quality, durability and the peace of mind and confidence in the product.
All of these considerations will play a part in the final decision behind which timber to select. The way their products exceed all expectations around these considerations has seen Accoya become increasingly popular in recent years.
So, what exactly is it? Accoya is a special, acetylated wood product that has been proven to deliver superior performance. The innovative, non-toxic, process used to create it goes directly to the core of the timber and removes moisture, along with other issues.
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There are lots of great benefits to using Accoya, to name a few:
- It is extremely reliable, with outstanding durability, with a 70-year minimum life service quoted by TRADA.
- It is dimensionally stable, with swelling and shrinkage reduced by a massive 75% or more, which means lower maintenance costs!
- Accoya’s improved stability means it is not only easier to coat, but the coatings then last even longer once applied.
Finally, as you will already know, we are committed to sustainable and responsible sourcing, and Accoya fits in with this perfectly. Its creators only source wood that is abundantly available, use non-toxic processing, and they meet the highest standards in renewable energy use, using it for over 50% of their power. And it is of course 100% FSC® Certified.