Features & Benefits

Higher reliability, is always shown as the final result of the extensive laboratory and field testing on acetylated wood by leading institutes around the world (including in New Zealand, USA, UK, Sweden, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Netherlands and Japan). Accoya® wood has been thoroughly tested for dimensional stability, durability, 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.

Key Features

Dimensionally Stable

  • Swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75% or more
  • Doors and windows open effortlessly year round
  • Reduced maintenance costs

Outstanding Durability

  • Lasting 50 years above ground, 25 years in ground/freshwater
  • Class 1 durability, surpassing even teak
  • Virtually rot proof
  • 70 years minimum service life stated by TRADA

Perfect for Coating

  • Improved stability means coatings last up to two times longer
  • Easier to coat, less preparation and sanding required

Features & Benefits

Naturally Insulating

  • Improved insulation compared to commonly used hardwood and softwood species
  • Ideal for energy-conservation applications

Excellent Machinability

  • Easy to machine and process
  • No requirement to special tools

Insect Barrier

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

Consistent Quality Throughout

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

Naturally Beautiful Wood

  • Process does not compromise the wood’s natural beauty

From sustainable sources

  • From FSC, PEFC and other regionally certified woods
  • Naturally renewable

Retained Strength & Hardness

  • The process does not compromise the wood’s strength
  • Increased hardness
  • High strength to weight ratio makes it suitable for challenging applications

Non-toxic & Recyclable

  • Protects the environment from the harmful effects of common treatments
  • Able to be safely reused, recycled and incinerated

Barefoot Friendly

  • Ideal for all decking situations in extreme temperatures
  • Low thermal gain
  • Much less splinters than other wood species when used for decking