Salt water, sunlight and wind – when other materials capitulate, Resysta gets going. E.g. decks of ships, superstructures or railings. The high skid resistance of the material as well as the fact that Resysta does not splinter and can be walked on barefoot at any time excites ship builders.
Look and feel of exotic wood is very important for me. Does Resysta Marine meet my requirements?
Resysta Marine does not only look like tropical wood. By means of a special process, it is also possible to create the feel of tropical wood. Experience it yourself! Unlike wood, Resysta does neither crack nor splinter. These damages to the surface are a thing of the past.
Does the material fade or tend to look worn at direct exposure to sunlight or respectively after some time of use?
Mechanical strength, thermal and chemical resistance are tested quality properties of Resysta Marine. Generally, the material has a material inertness which means that Resysta does not react to the environment under natural conditions. UV radiation, weather and temperature influence cannot harm Resysta Marine. The material keeps its consistent high-quality look for years.
Resysta is a synthetic material. Can accelerated wear and tear occur or does the material become brittle after a short time?
Part of this question has already been answered above. One special property of Resysta Marine is its bipolarity, i.e., the surface of the material engages with water without absorbing it. Besides an increased authentic look, this also leads to high skid resistance. The material is absolutely water resistant, even in contact with salt water it does not swell, crack or splinter. Basically, Resysta Marine offers exceptional stability and resistance and is therefore perfectly suitable for high traffic areas like decks on cruise liners.
Purchasing a boat is an investment in the future. What about the durability of Resysta Marine as far as this is concerned?
All benefits mentioned above lead to maximum durability at a minimum of maintenance and consistent look and feel.
Teak wood has a certain density and weight which needs to be considered for ship construction. Furthermore, competitors offer different alternatives to teak wood with the argument of lower weight. What about Resysta as far as this aspect is concerned?
It can be said that lighter weight and a lower material density in this material field allow conclusions to be drawn regarding the resistance, generally suggest a lower resilience and could be chemically more vulnerable . Resysta, on the other hand, features a higher density and weight than teak, but can to be applied at a much lower thickness. As a result, the weight factor is compensated and you can enjoy all the qualitative benefits offered by Resysta. With the new 2.5 mm veneer completely new designs are possible for professional yachting.
Resysta Marine can be applied indoors as well as outdoors – is it safe to human health?
Resysta Marine is absolutely harmless to health. The material has a substantial inertness which means that it does not, respectively hardly, react with the environment under natural conditions. This is one reason for the unique material properties and guarantees that no harmful substances will be emitted or washed out. Also when processing the material in a carpenter’s workshop, these favorable properties become noticeable (Note: cutting wastes and sawdust should be stored separately; it will be taken back by the manufacturers for re-processing ; do not burn Resysta with wood).
What about the environmental compatibility of Resysta Marine?
Nowadays, a real innovation is the sustainability of a product. Resysta is 100 % recyclable, can be reused and at the end of its life cycle energy can be obtained from it. Resysta consists of approx. 60 % rice husk – a by-product of a renewable resource, of approx. 22 % common salt and approx. 18 % mineral oil (if required, this part of so-called polymer can be produced from renewable resources). Since Resysta is absolutely free of wood, there is no need to treat it with fungicidal and insecticidal preservatives. As a real alternative to teak, Resysta Marine actively contributes to the protection of our endangered tropical rain forests.
Is it possible to mend smaller damages myself easily?
Resysta Marine does not only require low maintenance, it is also very durable and smaller repairs can easily be done. Furthermore, there is no need for any special devices.
Can Resysta only be used as decking?
Decking of common gangways, decks and platforms are just the beginning of the almost endless possibilities of applying Resysta Marine. Since the material is absolutely harmless to human health it is also perfectly suitable for interior design, where the noble look of wood is in demand. Resysta Marine is the ideal choice for ceilings and wall claddings, blinds, veneers and furniture.
Is there a certain difference to teak wood which needs to be considered when installing Resysta Marine?
Basically, Resysta can be handled and processed like wood. Standard woodworking machines can be used when working with Resysta. Installing Resysta decks is done according to approved methods known from handling teak wood. Thus, it is not really new to experts.
Is Resysta Decking delivered in the color desired?
No, the decking is delivered in its natural shade, the color is ordered separately. We recommend applying the color before installation.
Can I change the color of the decking if desired?
Yes, the planks simply need to be sanded and the new color shade can be applied.
How do I dispose of Resysta?
Resysta is 100% recyclable and can therefore be returned to the manufacturers. Otherwise, Resysta can be disposed of with common bulky waste. The material may not be burnt.
How about fire protection?
Resysta products with IMO certification are available. Please ask our partner Simona. (Link)