Timber Expo 2011 saw Accsys Technologies and Medite Europe Ltd launch Medite® Tricoya®, the first major innovation in the wood panel industry. This unique, extreme, durable fibreboard has an expected life span of sixty years and will lead to a new generation of wood based panel products for exterior and wetted use
Under the terms of an agreement signed last month, Accsys Technologies will supply Medite Europe Ltd. with acetylated material over the next 16 months from the Company’s plant in Arnhem, Netherlands. The acetylated material will be transferred to Medite’s panel production facility in Clonmel, Ireland, where it will be processed to produce Medite Tricoya and the product will be distributed and sold by Medite in the UK, RoI and the Netherlands.
Paul Clegg, CEO at Accsys Technologies said, "The Medite Tricoya launch is an exciting chapter for Accsys Technologies. The product has been brought to market 2 years quicker than planned which is a testament to our team. The product is truly a revolution in the panel industry and will open up new markets, taking on competing materials and also being used where panel products have not been used before"
Peter Clifton, Product Manager for Coillte Panel Products said, "We are really excited with Medite Tricoya, this revolutionary panel product, and its launch at this year’s Timber Expo. Its high performance characteristics signify a real breakthrough for the industry. We believe Medite Tricoya has the potential to change significantly the way wood based panel products are used outdoors".
Peter will be working closely with the distribution network to manage the routes to market, ensuring that Medite Tricoya’s launch is fully maximised.
Medite Tricoya demonstrates outstanding durability and stability and can be used in the most extreme and challenging environments. It can be cut, coated, coloured, sanded, struck and fastened the same way as any other performing wood fibreboard. Its Key applications include: exterior cladding, façades, signage, entrance doors, outdoor, interior, wet furniture, flooring and shipbuilding.
Timber Expo is the UK’s only dedicated event for the timber industry and achieved excellent visitor numbers from the architectural and specifiers sector at the show on 27-28 September.