Accoya modified wood producer Accsys Technologies has struck a strategic collaborative relationship with its acetyls supplier BP Chemicals Ltd.

The agreement sees BP Chemicals supply acetic anhydride for the production of Accoya wood and Tricoya modified wood fibre as well as support Accsys’ further product and application developments.

It is also proposed that BP will offer guidance to Accsys’ potential licensees on acetyls related matters.

Paul Clegg, CEO of Accsys, said BP’s commitment to assist in Accsys’ operational development and supporting its licensing goals strengthened the company’s business proposition.

“In addition, there is potential for the development of new applications which could add further value to our technology platform,” he said.

Accoya wood is produced using Accsys’ patented acetylation technology which effectively converts plantation-grown softwoods and non-durable hardwoods into a “new wood”, with the durability performance characteristics similar to the best performing tropical hardwoods.