Accoya® Wood Is FSC Certified Alternative to Pressure Treated Wood

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Dec 6, 2011 6:00 PM ET

Greenspiration Home Blog

By Trish Holder

When it comes to wood, I have personally aligned myself more with locally grown products as opposed to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products.  Not that FSC isn’t a good thing — it is– but if given the choice I would probably choose a local wood over an imported FSC product.  However, there was one overseas wood product with certifications out the ying yang at this year’s Greenbuild Expo that really intrigued me: Accoya® wood by Accsys Technologies.

This product seems to defy all reason. The Accoya® wood production process takes sustainably-sourced, fast growing softwood (like pine) and, in a non-toxic process that ‘enables nature’, creates a new durable, stable and beautiful product that requires far less maintenance than other woods used for construction.  The cell structure is altered during this process so that it actually becomes impervious to moisture and indigestible to insects.  In fact, insects no longer recognize the wood as food.  I wish someone would do this to french fries.....

Click here to read more about Accoya Wood.

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