Accsys Technologies PLC ("Accsys") yesterday unveiled the world’s first Medite Tricoya® panel at the annual Ecobuild exhibition, together with Coillte Panel Products.
Speaking at a lunchtime reception attended by some 50 key industry opinion formers, company’s stakeholders and distributors as well as influential national press yesterday, Paul Clegg, Chief Executive Officer of Accsys, said this trial panel marks one of the first true innovations in the wood composites industry in more than 30 years.
Mr Clegg says: "We are very excited to unveil the first Medite Tricoya® panel to our business partners, industry friends and media at Ecobuild today. This innovative product is based on the same acetylation process that creates Accoya® wood, the world’s leading high technology solid wood product. This time, the technology is applied to treat the chips and fibres, which make up Medite MDF (medium density fibreboard) panels."
Gerard Britchfield, Managing Director of Medite’s parent division, Coillte Panel Products, adds that this next generation panel has very strong environmental credentials as it combines the traditional superb machinability and smoothness properties of Medite MDF with the sharply enhanced performance characteristics delivered by the Tricoya® process, particularly with regard to durability and dimensional stability in wet environments.