WASHINGTON -- Accoya, a modified wood product, will be used to replace all window frames at the German Embassy undergoing renovation n Washington, DC.
The extensive renovation project encompasses the main colonial-style Embassy building and a semi-detached house, both designed in the 1960s by German architect Egon Eiermann. The project also includes removal of asbestos from the embassy building.
The Accoya wood modification process used by Accsys Technologies, called acetylatioin, renders the properties akin to tropical hardwood providing stability and durability.
Product Manager Jorg Neben of Roggemann, which is supplying Accoya for the project, said, “Accoya wood has proved to be a sustainable, durable, and stable material, which is guaranteed against rot and decay for 50 years for exterior use - making it perfect for any demanding outdoor application."
“We have been supplying Accoya to our customers in Germany for the last 5 years and all our customers and architects have been delighted with the results. Accoya’s high performance capabilities mean the wood looks like new for longer and doesn’t shrink, swell or rot like other timber products.”
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