Accoya® wood is the result of more than 80 years of research and development into modifying wood through an acetylation process. Accoya® wood is Radiata pine, a fast-growing wood virtually free of knots that is harvested from renewable FSC-certified forests. Accoya® wood has properties that match or exceed those of tropical woods and the treatment process is non-toxic. The pale wood will turn grey over time and may develop dark spots over time. Accoya® can withstand humid and rainy environments very well and expands/contracts less than other tropical-type woods.
Nola uses high-quality steel with good strength in our products. Steel rusts if left untreated and must therefore be surface treated. This is done through electro-galvanization and powder coating, hot-dip galvanizing, or application of a zinc powder primer.
Powder coating is a coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint, powder coating is usually applied electrostatically and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light. The result is an even, hard-wearing coloured surface with the desired gloss level.
Electrogalvanizing (also known as zinc plating) provides corrosion protection through the sacrifice of zinc ions. It is created via a zinc coating on the steel using an electric current.