The cutting-edge panel debuted at AWFS at the Accoya® wood at an “Ask the Expert” event. Click here to see the video.
The manufacturer of Accoya wood, the world’s leading high-performance wood, introduced Tricoya, the greatest evolution in MDF in 50 years, at AWFS last week, July 19 – 22, in Las Vegas. The introduction was made at a live stream “Ask the Expert” event with Accoya and Tricoya expert Randy Clark from Accsys Group, Tricoya user, Gary Zacchia from Architectural Door Corporation, and media professionals.
Backed by a 50-year warranty, Tricoya is made from wood fibers that have gone through a modification process called acetylation, similar to Accoya wood, that alters the cell structure of the wood rendering wood more dimensionally stable. Like Accoya wood, Tricoya panels are an unrecognizable food source for insects and prevents fungal decay.
“Tricoya is truly a major innovation in the wood panel industry and we are excited to bring it to the North American market,” said Laura Keily, head of marketing at Accsys Group. “Tricoya opens up new market opportunities for building industry professionals to use a wood panel that will stand the test of time and climate.”
Tricoya can be used on a variety of exterior applications that would not normally be considered ideal for any MDF products including façades, cladding, fascia and soffit panels, window components, outdoor furniture, and play frames/tree houses. It can also be used in wet interior applications such as wall linings in swimming pools, bathrooms, wet rooms, and changing rooms.
“We have to make sure we use products that withstand the demands of all climates,” said Gary Zacchia, owner Architectural Door Corporation, in Connecticut. “We use Tricoya because it is easy to use on our CNC machine and it doesn’t require sanding. Since it’s a homogenous product, it remains water resistant even after cutting into it, which is a big deal for use in door panels. I’ve had no callbacks using Tricoya.”