Accoya modified wood manufactured by Accsys Technologies and available
in Australia through Mathews Timber Pty Ltd showed exceptional performance over
Class 1 timbers in recent tests carried out by the Australian Forest Research
AFRC trialled Accoya modified wood against five different fungi found in
Australia to determine the product’s decay resistance. The modified timber
showed exceptionally high levels of resistance to decay against all five fungal
species and excelled against Western Red Cedar (durability class 2) and Spotted
Gum (durability class 1). Accoya also outperformed Chromated Copper Aresenate
(CCA) H4 level wood preservative, Western Red Cedar, Merbau and Teak in nine-year,
ground durability testing in New Zealand.
Accoya also displayed excellent resistance against two termite species,
the Coptomotermes acinaciformis and Mastotermes darwiniensis in above-ground
field tests in Australia.
According to AFRC Managing Director James Hague, Accoya showed
exceptional resistance to both wood destroying fungi and Australia’s two most
destructive species of termite in laboratory as well as field testing. Accoya’s
performance particularly against the giant northern termite was impressive.
Bryan Crennell, Director of Sales and Marketing at Accsys Technologies adds
the AFRC tests confirm that Accoya is one of the most superior modified wood
products on the market. Accsys’ confidence in Accoya is seen in the 50-year
warranty offered on the product.
Accoya modified wood has been successfully used in 15 of KFC’s restaurants
across New Zealand, and was also specified for an extensive urban
revitalisation project in New Plymouth, New Zealand where it was used to create
Made with FSC certified wood from legal, manageable and sustainable
forests, Accoya is Cradle to Cradle Gold certified and offers an attractive
wood product perfect for a variety of applications from windows and doors to
external cladding, structural projects and decking.
Accoya is available from Mathews Timber and Agora Timber in Australia
and Timspec in New Zealand.