Accoya wood, the world’s leading high technology wood from Accsys Technologies PLC ("Accsys"), is set to take a lead sponsorship role at "In Touch with Timber 2010", a key industry event organised by the Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) that will be taking place on 18th May at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster, London.
As the sole lead sponsor, representatives from Accsys will be available at the event to discuss applications, showcase recent projects and provide samples of Accoya wood to interested parties at Stands L1 and L2.
Paul Clegg, Chief Executive Officer of Accsys, comments: "This sponsorship shows our continued commitment to the UK’s fast-growing timber industry. The event’s theme is ‘Innovations with timber’ which fits perfectly with Accsys’s focus on providing highly innovative and effective solutions for those seeking high performance exterior applications. We therefore consider this conference to be an ideal occasion for us to showcase Accoya wood, a product whose performance matches or even exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of the very best tropical hardwoods."
Dr Andy Pitman, TRADA Technology’s Technical Manager, said: "I am delighted that Accoya wood is helping sponsor this event. Non toxic modification is one of the ways in which the performance of wood in service can be greatly enhanced and this therefore provides more opportunities for using sustainably sourced wood in construction."
Accoya wood is a non-toxic, modified, high technology wood, made from sustainably sourced, fast growing species, which is highly durable and dimensionally stable. Mr Clegg adds that Accoya wood has recently further proven its environmental credentials in two ways:
Accoya wood has been billed as a low carbon alternative compared to other conventional construction materials following a recent assessment by Camco, a leading environmental consultancy.
Accoya wood has been named as a ‘Gold standard’ product under the highly prestigious Cradle to CradleSM (C2C) Certification scheme that has become one of the most important eco-labels worldwide.