ST. CLOUD, MN - Riverstone Cabinet Company says it is using specially treated Accoya wood in a new outdoor line of kitchen cabinetry, planters, benches and tables. Manufactured by Accsys Technologies, Accoya wood is processed using acetylation treatment, which alters the wood’s reaction with water by permanently replacing free hydroxyls within the wood with stable acetyl groups that will not bond with water. Accoya says the wood was selected due to its high performance and ability to withstand extreme weather conditions.
“We chose Accoya wood because it offers exceptional dimensional
stability and durability,” said Kim Galazen, CFO at Riverstone Inc., St. Cloud, MN. “Now that we’re in production, we’re finding that Accoya wood is easy to work with, lightweight and doesn’t twist, cup, or bow
when being machined,” she said. “It is also very easy to coat, which
keeps us operating efficiently.”
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