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AGREEMENT WITH PCG TO EVALUATE A TRICOYA® PLANT IN MALAYSIA

by Laura Ladd on 9 January 2019

Accsys, the fast growing and sustainable chemical technology group, recently confirmed that it was exploring opportunities for new manufacturing plants outside Europe. Accsys is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Tricoya Technologies Limited (“TTL”), has now entered into an agreement with PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (“PCG”) to evaluate the feasibility of jointly funding, designing, building and operating an integrated acetic anhydride and Tricoya® wood elements production plant (the “Plant”) in Malaysia.

It is envisaged that Tricoya®wood elements produced at the Plant would use acetic acid from PCG’s existing joint venture in Malaysia.  The Plant would then supply the wood panel industry within South East Asia, under licence, as the key raw material for the formation of Tricoya® panels for the use in the construction industry in the region.

The evaluation is expected to include preliminary engineering studies, regional customer and market feasibility assessments and financing arrangements.  Under the terms of the agreement, the parties have agreed to carry out the evaluation exclusively for a period of at least 18 months

Paul Clegg, Chief Executive of Accsys, said:

“This is an exciting and important step for Accsys, with the potential to open up new markets for Tricoya in Asia. We are really pleased to be exploring the expansion of our global manufacturing footprint with PCG, a major international chemical company, with such a strong Asian presence.”

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TRICOYA® LICENCE AGREEMENT COMPLETED WITH FINSA

by Laura Ladd on 23 March 2018

Accsys announces it has signed a Tricoya® user licence agreement with one of Europe’s longest established MDF and chipboard manufacturers, Financiera Maderera S.A. (FINSA). FINSA (www.finsa.com) has been a pioneer in the field of sustainable and renewable wood-based solutions since its foundation in 1931.

Under the agreement, FINSA is granted exclusive rights for manufacturing high-performance wood-based panels from Tricoya® wood elements in Spain and Portugal, with non-exclusive distribution rights in other territories. FINSA will sell the panels under the Tricoya® brand and pay a combination of royalty and licence fees to Accsys’ subsidiary Tricoya Technologies Ltd (TTL), with the first instalment of the licence fee payable immediately.

The supply of acetylated material for the production of Tricoya® panels by FINSA will initially be met from Accsys’ Accoya® plant in Arnhem, NL, and then in the form of Tricoya® chips from the world’s first Tricoya® plant in Hull, UK which is under construction and expected to be operational in 2019.

This is a significant development for Accsys, as the anticipated future demand for Tricoya® chips indicated by FINSA together with the existing offtake agreement with Medite Europe DAC, is expected to result in the Hull plant being significantly loaded and as a consequence cash generative at an earlier point.

Commenting, Paul Clegg, CEO of Accsys, said:
I am delighted to announce this agreement with FINSA. A partnership with FINSA, a well-established company with a reputation for innovation, is a great endorsement of our proprietary technologies and the Tricoya® business proposition. Incremental panel production should ensure that the Tricoya® plant is significantly loaded and able to generate positive EBITDA at an earlier point. We see this agreement as an important step towards establishing Tricoya® as the world’s leading high-performance sustainable wood-based panel, stimulating demand for further growth.”

Gonzalo Frey Pazos, Business Director, FINSA and Javier Portela López, R&D and Quality Director, FINSA said:
FINSA is pleased to announce its cooperation agreement with Accsys. As a pioneer in the manufacture of all types of wood-based solutions, we at FINSA are sure that this agreement will herald new exterior applications which will bring value to both our customers and to stakeholders. The aim of the agreement is to generate real value thanks to the combination of FINSA’s manufacturing experience and Accsys’ expertise in the acetylation of wood. We shall now get to work on offering these solutions to the marketplace.

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ACCSYS GROUP INTRODUCED TRICOYA®, A REVOLUTIONARY MDF LAST WEEK AT AWFS

by Laura Ladd on 19 August 2017

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.”

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Laura LaddACCSYS GROUP INTRODUCED TRICOYA®, A REVOLUTIONARY MDF LAST WEEK AT AWFS