Accoya is generally acknowledged in the trade press as a revolutionary innovation with the potential to change the wood industry completely.
We admit that we agree – not because it’s in the trade press, but because we’ve used the product numerous times in the last few years.
From a practical standpoint, we have highlighted the five most significant Accoya wood advantages below.
Accoya has a durability class of 1
According to the European standard EN 350, common decking woods in Europe are classified into durability classes. There are two classes: 1 (extremely durable) and 5 (durable) (not durable).
European woods have a maximum classification of 2 due to their nature. On the other hand, Accoya wood decking has a durability class of one, which only a few tropical woods, such as IPÉ and Afzelia, have.
The Accoya produced by Accsys is particularly resistant to wood-destroying fungi prevalent in the soil. According to certification, Accoya applies with a durability class 1 lasting at least 25 years.
This lengthy service life and durability should significantly benefit all clients.
Accoya is resistant to insects
The resistance of Accoya to pest infestation and the damage it causes is exceptionally good. Since an insect infestation could result in significant financial losses, your resiliency will undoubtedly pay off.
The Shrinkage and Swelling of Accoya
Accoya is a product of the acetylation of pine wood. Acetylation modifies wood such that there are more acetyl groups, which are resistant to moisture.
Accoya is less susceptible to expansion and contraction than untreated decking woods like Sipo, Red Cedar, and Douglas Fir. Therefore, Accoya maintains its dimensions and has minimal deformation over time (visibly).
Sustainably made from natural wood
Coverings for outside that are resistant and last a long time are in style. Plastics, like WPC, are also used for decking because they last a long time.
Even though these things are long-lasting, they are not just made from natural materials.
Accoya, on the other hand, is made from natural, renewable, and sustainable pine. The acetylation process turns pine into Accoya and is 100% safe.
During this process, nothing is added to the wood that isn’t already there. So, unlike WPC and other similar products, Accoya can be recycled 100% of the time. So Accoya is also good at being environmentally friendly.
It’s important not to overlook the proper care and treatment of Accoya products. If you’re curious about the potential downsides of using Accoya wood, I suggest checking out the article The most significant Accoya wood disadvantages.