The superior stability and durability of MEDITE TRICOYA has proved itself once again – this time for Oxford Planters. The company has traditionally manufactured its products from sustainably certified oak or iroko and Accoya. However, more recently it has also turned to MEDITE TRICOYA for its longevity and design capabilities.
Oxford Planters designs and manufactures wooden planters, tables, chairs, benches, garden gates and pergolas. The wooden products are all individually handmade to order in the company’s Oxfordshire workshop. High quality and sustainability are at the core of Oxford Planters’ products and MEDITE TRICOYA has provided the company with a solution to fulfill these requirements.
The product benefits from the latest advancements in acetylation technology, which naturally alters the wood’s chemical structure so that water absorption does not affect it. This results in a more dimensionally stable MDF meaning it won’t swell, shrink or decay – making it extremely durable. It is also incredibly versatile - it can be cut, coated, coloured, sanded, glued, machined and fastened.
“We want to ensure that our customers are provided with a high quality product that can be enjoyed for a number of years. We were looking for a material that would last even in wet or humid weather conditions so we started to look towards modified wood products. MEDITE TRICOYA provided the ideal solution,” commented Martin Adams of Oxford Planters.
MEDITE TRICOYA is used in the manufacture of a number of Oxford Planters’ products. The MDF was even used for the company’s benches, which were showcased at the 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower show. Martin continued, “It is extremely easy to work with so design capabilities are endless. Sustainability is also key driver for us and knowing that MEDITE TRICOYA is FSC certified gives us the reassurance that the timber used is from well-managed forests.”