NEW YORK – Perennial Wood, real wood modified to endure nature’s harshest elements, was named Honorable Mention for the MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year from Material ConneXion. The award recognizes materials that demonstrate outstanding technological innovation and the potential to make a significant contribution to the advancement of design, industry, society and the economy. The announcement was made on May 19, 2012, at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York.

Perennial Wood Named Honorable Mention for Medium Award“We are honored to be selected among the best new materials by Material ConneXion, experts in material science and specifications,” said Deborah Baum Crain, director of innovation projects for Perennial Wood. “Now more than ever, manufacturers are looking to incorporate longer-lasting, high-quality and sustainable materials into their products. For outdoor applications, whether furniture, windows, doors, siding, or trim, Perennial Wood offers manufacturers a practical alternative to composite, plastic and tropical hardwood materials.”

Perennial Wood is modified through TruLast™ Technology, which provides a physical barrier throughout the wood that protects against rot, decay and movement. Perennial Wood is three times more resistant to shrinking and swelling than unmodified wood, resulting in less warping, bowing, and cupping, without sacrificing the beauty and workability of real wood.

Material ConneXion will exhibit Perennial Wood, as well as the award winner and other honorable mention award recipients, at its New York headquarters at 60 Madison Ave., in June 2012. The exhibition will raise awareness of the capabilities of Perennial Wood to an international audience of material specifiers and influencers.

Source: Eastman Chemical Co.

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