Durable fibre for durable MDF – testing Tricoya®

IRG/WP 15-40704

E Suttie, J Alexander, M Maes

The chemical modification of wood has been a commercial reality for a decade on release of technologies for the modification of solid wood including Accoya®. A challenge and an opportunity for the modification technologies which typically impart dimensional stability, water stability and enhanced biological durability was the adaptation of the technology to wood based panels. This paper presents a summary of the development of Tricoya®, its testing and performance and examples of applications.

Keywords: acetylation, Tricoya®, durability, MDF, performance, cladding

Conference: 15-05-10/14 Vina del Mar, Chile

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