Accoya is a high-performance solid wood that is modified by a proprietary process called acetylization. This technique increases the number of acetyl molecules, which are naturally present in all species of wood, throughout the material (not just at the surface). Acetylization delivers exceptional performance attributes, including Class 1 durability, reduced swelling and shrinkage, mold and insect resistance, UV-degradation resistance, and reduced thermal conductivity. Because of these factors, Accoya is appropriate for use in more rigorous conditions, such as heavy-traffic road bridges. The product is also sourced from sustainable forests, is 100 percent recyclable, and is nontoxic.
Contact: Titan Wood Limited, London, UK.
For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment