10 May '11, 5am

Resysta, the Non-Wood, Wood

Resysta, the Non-Wood, Wood

Resysta is an attractive, sustainable, and non-plastic alternative to wood. With the look and feel of wood, Resysta is very durable, water-resistant and most comparable to the typically unsustainable, tropical hardwoods; however, it contains no wood. Suitable for decking, cladding, interior wall cladding or marine applications, Resysta is flexible enough for all projects. Composed of primarily rice husks along with common salt and mineral oil pressed into boards, it is an innovative material which takes advantage of the previously end of life rice husks, which are typically burned. Another benefit, unlike wood, it does not contain lignin, a compound within wood that causes greying, therefore keeping it’s original color. Resysta is also fully recyclable — the company will take back the product at the end of its use to reintroduce the material into the production cycle. Driv...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/05/resysta-rice-husk-non-...

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