Spotlight On Accoya

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Durable, stable and sustainable, where cutting edge technology meets nature, Accoya wood is the up and coming material to use when a timber look or finish is required. First commercially used in 2007, it has ever since been on the increase, being used in more projects around the globe as the notion of what can achieved with Accoya becomes more apparent.

 

How Is It Made?

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Through a process known as acetylation, which has been studied for over 90 years, the sustainable wood is soaked in acetic anhydride and the cell structure within the wood is changed. Hydrogen, oxygen and carbon chemicals are created during the acetylation process within the wood, therefore, changing the cell structure which before contained free hydrogen and oxygen bonds. All of these chemicals are found naturally in wood making this process 'green' due to no other chemicals being added. The leftover acetic anhydride is then removed and each batch of Accoya wood is quality tested to ensure all Accoya lives up to it's impressive characterisitcs.

 

What Are the Properties of Accoya?

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Uses of Accoya

Accoya is extremely versatile due to it's outstanding properties both above ground, below ground and even in water! Whilst also being able to withstand the toughest conditions, Accoya wood is the go to for anyone looking for durability with great looks. Although it can be used for a variety of projects, Accoya is a fantastic option for both windows and doors. Not only for it's durability, it is also naturally insulating, requires very low maintenance and is dimensionally stable. This means that your doors and windows will no longer swell and will instead open freely all year round.

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More Information

For more information on Accoya, please take a look at the brochures below or alternatively get in contact with us here for more information.

 

All The Best

The Woodplas Team