Accsys Technologies and Snavely Forest Products have jointly announced plans to launch a new porch product line for the US market.

Covered Porch Accoya (SYP), made from acetylated Southern Yellow Pine will be available starting in July 2014 and will be distributed through Snavely Forest Products locations and will carry a limited warranty for up to 25 years.

The Covered Porch Accoya (SYP) product line features a revolutionary wood modification technology, called acetylation which creates a non-toxic, improved durability, enhanced stability and attractive wood product – making it ideal for a covered porch in the US market.

Looking forward to the launch of Covered Porch Accoya (SYP), Clark Spitzer, VP Marketing from Snavely said: “This is a very exciting product launch, marking the start of our US sales campaign with Accsys Technologies.

“Acetylated wood products have been used in some of the world’s most prestigious commercial projects and have consistently delivered excellent performance in even the harshest of conditions.

“Snavely is now looking forward to bringing this innovative science and industry-leading technology into the US market. We are confident in the technology with proven performance - together with its aesthetic appeal and immaculate environmental credentials - will provide a welcome and necessary addition to the growing porch market across the US.”

Covered Porch Accoya’s refined finish and its code approval for 16” joist spacing (ICC ES ESR 1690) make it ideal for porch applications.

Bryan Crennell, Director of Sales and Marketing at Accsys Technologies, added: “Our worldwide experience of acetylation has shown that Covered Porch Accoya is ideal for the US porch market. It looks magnificent and is also kind underfoot with a cool, smooth finish and is ideal for coating.

“We are delighted to be launching this porch product with Snavely and we look forward to growing our relationship with the company in the near future.”

Covered Porch Accoya is sourced from North American forests and can be coated on site by contractors. Covered Porch Accoya (SYP) carries a limited warranty against rot and decay of up to 25 years.

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Source: Accsys Technologies

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