Mike Miller Associates Limited (trading as Twoey Toys & Active Designs), a family run business based in Cumbria, has launched a new Outdoor Range, enabling teachers to take the classroom outside.
The range uses MEDITE TRICOYA, the extremely durable MDF, for its superior stability and durability. With a mission to produce children’s furniture that will last for years to come, Twoey Toys has designed a complete range of child-friendly products manufactured from this FSC certified material.
With a heritage in quality classroom and activity furniture manufactured and designed in the UK, Twoey Toys’ production process has been carefully designed to ensure component parts for each item can be replaced and renewed without having to throw items away. Committed to caring for the environment, MEDITE TRICOYA was the obvious choice for the manufacturer, due to its unique blend of characteristics: extreme durability with environmental soundness and all the ease of working embodied in an MDF panel.
“Part of our social responsibility philosophy includes caring for the environment,” explained Johanne Miller Managing Director from Twoey Toys. “We don’t believe in the disposable culture that has permeated through our lives, we prefer to build products that last.”
MEDITE TRICOYA, which has been tested by the BRE to EN350-2, performs up to a durability class of 1, or ‘very durable’; this is the equivalent to teak and more durable than aged oak. The BRE also tested the creep and duration performance as well as its resistance to weathering. The durability of MEDITE TRICOYA underpins its sustainability – it is made to last and with a 50 year guarantee, manufacturers have reassurance in real longevity.
“We found additional benefits include the ability to cut, sand, machine and fasten as quickly, smoothly and easily as the highest quality standard MDF,” commented Jo Miller. “MEDITE TRICOYA offers us complete design freedom. We are using it to produce a range including storage boxes, mini tables and chairs, book browsers and corner seating for reading.”
Peter Clifton, MEDITE TRICOYA Product Manager for Coillte Panel Products said: “We are breaking new ground for MDF and wood based panels. MEDITE TRICOYA benefits from the latest advancements in acetylation technology. This naturally alters the wood’s chemical structure so that water absorption does not affect it. This process results in a more dimensionally stable MDF, meaning it won’t swell, shrink or decay even in moist and outdoor conditions – rendering it extremely durable. It’s astonishing to see the variety of applications MEDITE TRICOYA is being applied to and really goes to show that the sky is the limit when it comes to creativity with wood panel products.”