Resysta - The future material
Already today, Resysta meets tomorrow´s technical and ecological demands. Owing to the high durability and sustainability Resysta offers, completely new applications are possible. The fibre reinforced hybrid material is produced of approx. 60% rice husks, approx. 22% common salt and approx. 18% mineral oil, which makes it both environmentally friendly as well as extremely weather resistant against sun, rain, snow or salt water. At the same time, Resysta requires minimal care and offers the look and feel of wood. Water resistant surfaces with the look of wood are Resysta´s future. Wait and see!
One material, endless possibilities
WaWater resistant, sustainable and almost identical to tropical wood – all these characteristics open a variety of possibilities in using Resysta. Outdoor furniture, floor coverings and decks of ships are just the beginning. Further examples are house facades, wellness and wet areas. Resysta is not subject to any fluctuations in size caused by humidity and therefore is perfectly suitable for surface treatment. Whatever the future will look like – it is made of Resysta.
Minumum care maximum look
Resysta is sophisticated as far as its look is concerned, but not very demanding in maintenance. The fibre reinforce hybrid material is absolutely water resistant. Therefore, cracks and splinters are a thing of the past. Also insects and fungi cannot harm Resysta. In terms of maintaining Resysta, the most important thing is:lean back and enjoy!
A good feeling with Resysta
Resysta does not only look like wood – it also feels like it. In order to achieve the typical “tropical wood feeling” a special procedure is applied. To touch Resysta does not only feel good, it also surpasses nature´s model in this respect. Thanks to its special composition, the surface stays free from cracks and splinters in the long term. Injuries caused by wooden splinters are therefore a thing of the past. Even after years, the future material ensures an agreeable feeling.
Anyone working with wood will be enthused about Resysta. Like its natural model it can be sawn, drilled, painted, sanded or oiled. However, there is one decisive advantage: Resysta does neither crack nor splinter and its cutting wastes are 100% recyclable. The different profiles of Resysta are produced in an extruderand can be used for many applications.LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
was developed by the United States Green Building Council as a certification program for construction companies that wish to build green buildings or retrofit existing buildings to meet better environmental standards. LEED certification is measured in points and it is based on how much a building reduces operating costs and overall impact on the environment.
LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations certifications are awarded according to the following scale: Certified: 40–49 points, Silver: 50–59 points, Gold: 60–79 points, Platinum: 80 points and above
RESYSTA can contribute points as follows: Materials & Resources MR Credit 6 “Rapidly Renewable Materials” – Up to 1 point. MR 5 (based on project location and U.S. production location) – Up to 2 points. Indoor Environmental Quality EQ Credit 4.2 “Low-Emitting Materials: Paints & Coatings” – Up to 1 Point. Innovation & Design Process ID Credit 1– “Innovation in Design” – Up to 1 Point
Sustainable Sites - 26 Possible Points. Water Efficiency - 10 Possible Points. Energy and Atmosphere - 35 Possible Points. Materials and Resources - 14 Possible Points. Indoor Environmental Quality - 15 Possible Points. Innovation in Design - 6 Possible Points. Regional Priority - 4 Possible Points
|Raw materials used|
|Raw materials used||Rice husks
|Density||ASTM D2395:2002||approx. 1.46 g/cm³|
|Coeffivient of linear
|ASTM D696||3,6 x 10(-5) mC|
|Water Absorption & Humidity||ASTM D1037:2006a||Little up to no water absorption (only surface moistening)|
|QUV Test||With glaze treatment, Resysta surfaces are extremely resistant|
|Slippery Test (wet area barefoot)||DIN 51097||Class C (highest class)|
|Fire Rating (german/european norm)||EN ISO 11925-2||B2 (E) - standard flammable (with additional treatment B1 reachable)|
|Fire rating according NFPA (US Norm)||ASTM E84||Class A (flame propagation 25, smoke emission 450)|
|Fire rating (British standard)||BS 476 Teil 6&7||Class 1|
|Duraility Resistance against wood-destroying fungi (basidiomycetes)||DIN V EN V 12038:2002||the material has not been affected,
- Class 1
|Emission||LGA-tested safety & contamination||LGA test passed|
|Brinell hardness (HB)||EN 1534||81,1 N/mm2|
|Coefficient of sliding and friction μ untreated||EN 13893||0,46|
|Coefficient of sliding and friction μ with 2K varnish||EN 13894||0,52|
|Axial Witdrawal Force (of Screws)||EN 320.2011-07||5777 N|
|Thermal Conductivity (λ)||EN 12664||0.199 W/(mK)|
|Water Vapour Transmission||DIN EN ISO 12572||5777 N|
|Bending Strength||ISO 178||46 N/mm²|
|Bending Modulus||ISO 178||3850 N/mm²|
|Tensile Strength||ISO 527||21,8 N/mm²|
|Tensile Modulus||ISO 527||2340 N/mm²|
|Tensile Modulus||ISO 527||2340 N/mm²|
|Shearing Strength||EN 392||16,8 N/mm²|
|Durability - Resistance against rotting fungi||CEN/TS 15083-2||No attack by the test fungi, highest durability class 1 (very durable)|
|Durability against mold fungi and wood discoloring fungi||EN 15534-1:2012||Durability against the wood discoloring fungi (very durable)|
|Durability against subterranean Termites||ASTM D3345-08||High Durability against subterranean Termites - nearly no weight loss|
|Specific surface and volume resistances||DIN IEC 60093 measuring voltage 100 V||Surface resistance Rx=8,0*10(13) Ω
Specific surface resistance α=8,1*10(14) Ω
Volume resistance Rx=2,2*10(13) Ω
Specific volume resistance α=6,3*10(14) Ω
|Work||Like wood with wood processing machines: Cutting, milling, drilling, sanding, gluing and screwing|
|Surface treatment||Applying original Resysta stain and 2K sealer with brush|
General Safety Instructions and Instructions for Use
Attention: Do not burn the material! In case of fire, harmful chlorine gases and other degradation products may be released.
Not suitable for independent architectural structures. Please observe the assembly instruction.
Please make sure there is sufficient ventilation for the material during storage. Do not store the material wrapped in plastic foil to avoid mould stains. Do not treat it with strong (e.g. acidic or chlorinated) cleaning agents.
Such may damage the surface of the material. For the design with colours, please only use Resysta glazes and sealers to obtain an optimum colour result and avoid discoloration
|Properties||Resysta||Tropical wood||Indegenious Lumber||WPC
|No fungal decay||++||+||+/-||+|
|No graying and fading||++||+||+/-||+|