DALLAS – The manufacturer of Accoya wood will introduce Tricoya, a new MDF product for exterior and wet interior applications, at AWFS Fair July 19 – 22, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Tricoya is made from wood fibers that have gone through a chemical modification process called acetylation, similar to Accoya wood, that alters the cell structure of the wood. The process is designed to make wood more dimensionally stable.

Tricoya can be used on a variety of exterior applications that would not normally be considered ideal for any MDF products including façade cladding, fascia and soffit panels, window components, outdoor furniture, and play frames/tree houses. It can also be used in wet interior applications such as wall linings in swimming pools, bathrooms, wet rooms, and changing rooms.

The effect of altering the wood’s chemical structure, as opposed to merely altering its chemical content, is essential in creating a product that is modified right through the cross section. By contrast, Accsys says other comparable treatments merely insert chemicals (such as oils, ammonia or metal compounds) into the wood, improving durability but not dimensional stability.
 

ARTICLE

Next generation wood managers confront workforce issues

How to attract talent to the wood manufacturing industries, and keep new-hires satisfied, are issues being confronted by next generation managers. 

Tricoya panels combine the stability and durability of non-wood materials with all the advantages of wood-composite panels: sustainability, versatility, lightweight and ease of use, installation, coating and forming. Tricoya is sustainably-sourced and features extreme resistance to swelling, shrinking, and fungal decay. 
Ask an Expert: Submit your questions about Tricoya here>>

 

“Tricoya is truly a major innovation in the wood panel industry and we are excited to bring it the North American market,” said Laura Keily, head of marketing at Accsys Group, the producers of Tricoya. “Tricoya opens up new market opportunities for woodworking professionals to use a wood panel that will stand the test of time and climate.”

Tricoya panels are available through a worldwide network of distributors throughout North America. For more information, visit http://www.tricoya.com.