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Resysta, Forsting, Germany 
Tuesday 28 Jun 2011
 
Wood've fooled us... 
 
 
 
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Brand new composite material uses rice husks for a convincing wood effect 

Resysta is a brand new composite material that replaces tropical hardwood while also attaining a new level of attractiveness and durability, when compared to existing products such as Wood Plastic Composites.

Not only is it completely wood-free - instead using widely available rice husks as a base material, combined with rock salt and petroleum - but it is completely resistant to external influences such as precipitation, salt water, and insects; meaning that it can be re-used at the end of its life.

It is particularly suited to pool and maritime use due to being non-split and non-splinter. It has already been installed in projects including the Tung Chung Park in Hong Kong, the new W Hotel in Miami and Lake House Winter Haven, also in Florida. Luxury markets are experiencing a rapid expansion in demand for tropical hardwood which is giving rise to the increase in harvesting of such wood from non-sustainable sources, given that wood is hard to certify and also has a long replacement cycle.

Resysta promises to provide a credible, cost-effective and completely sustainable - and re-usable - alternative which does not compromise on client satisfaction. It has already won plaudits from many clients citing not only its environmental credentials and appearence but also the benefit of its non-splintering consistency which removes the possibility of hotels and other public spaces being liable for users getting splinters.

Existing tentative use of wood-replacement materials in certain markets such as the U.S. has demontrated high demand in this area -  Resysta is the first to achieve this without compromising on client satisfaction. The high level of interest it has received confirms that Resysta has set a new standard and introduced a much-needed step change in this market.

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Resysta International GmbH
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