Accoya® wood, the world’s leading high-performance wood is manufactured using Accsys Groups’ proprietary acetylation process to create the non-toxic high-performance wood product. The modification process chemically alters the wood’s free hydroxyls into stable acetyl groups. Acetyl groups are naturally present in all wood species, which means that nothing toxic is added. The patented process effectively converts sustainably grown softwoods and non-durable hardwoods into a high-performance wood that is beautiful, durable, stable and sustainable wood product, makes it an unrecognizable food source for insects and prevents fungal decay. Accoya wood boasts a 50-year above ground and 25-year below ground warranty, swelling and shrinkage are reduced by 75 percent or more and it is an unrecognizable food source for insects and prevents fungal decay. It has been recognized with many environmental certifications and awards, including MBDC’s Cradle-to-Cradle Gold level and is a healthy materials standard for Google’s Portico.
By significantly enhancing the durability and dimensional stability of fast-growing, abundantly available certified wood species, Accoya sustainable woods provides compelling environmental advantages over scarce slow growing hardwoods, woods treated with toxic chemicals, and non-renewable carbon-intensive materials such as plastics, steel and concrete. The sustainability of wood varies, but the certifications that Accoya has been awarded provides assurance that our product is truly sustainable. With Accoya there is now a fully bio-cycle compliant material, including the associated green benefits – that matches the technical performance of techno-cycle materials.
Accoya Texas Barnwood takes our traditional shou sugi ban Accoya product and combines it with our original brushing techniques. Texas Barnwood is named after its barn wood appearance. The technique creates a unique as well as strong product suitable for interior and exterior applications. Like Accoya Gator, the char and acetylation process creates a barrier for insects, sunlight and rot, making it more sustainable than other traditional cladding options.