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THERES A CERTAIN BEAUTY


about wood that makes it an
essential for aesthetic applications.
Its earthly colour and unique texture
mystifyingly create a pleasant and
cosy ambient especially when
used for making decks, docks,
railings, porches, garden benches,
walkways, stairs, pool surrounds
and so on.
Unfortunately, there arent many
tropical forests left to supply trees.
Governments have taken drastic
measures to minimize deforestation.

Deforestation is the clearing of


tropical forests on a large-scale
basis and its greatly responsible
for global warming. This increase
in global temperatures in return
may drive many plants and animals
to extinction, which will then upset
the balance of the environment. In
the 1980s, its estimated that 53,
000 square miles (about the size
of 21,448,344 soccers fields) of
tropical forests were destroyed
each year and to date scientists
estimate up to 137 living species
disappear annually.

So what can we do? One effective


way is to decrease the need for
products that are harvested from
the tropical forests. If demand is
diminished, supply will decline and
logging companies will have no
reason to exist.
But this doesnt mean our creativity
and imagination for construction
will have to be forsaken due to the
love for the environment. Theres
Exwood, a recycleable timberalternative raw material, which you
can explore.

We people in Exwood are committed to providing consumers ecologically


sound products to enhance their lives without the expense of Mother Nature.
By substituting outdoor timbers and accepting its alternative, we would
reduce the dependency on timbers & hence reduce the logging of trees &
eliminate the illegal logging industries, while at the same time saving the
environment for the mutual benefit of mankind.
Remember : Renewable, Recyclable and Sustainable.
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All can make a difference in the environment today & tomorrow.

WHAT ON EARTH IS EXWOOD?


With a vision to develop
an eco-friendly alternative
material to wood and one
that looks, feels and shares
comparable characteristics
to timber EXWOOD was
introduced.
The two main problems
for eco-friendly, wood-

alternative products in the


past were there wasn't any
kind of material available
that shared the same
physical characteristics and
workability as timber, and it
was just too expensive to
create one.

and analysis, EXWOOD


noted that PVC was the
base
polymer
whose
characteristics were closest
to the requirements in terms
of mechanical properties,
resistance to atmospheric
agents, workability and,
most importantly, price.

After years of research

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EXWOOD THE MATERIAL


EXWOODTM is a hybrid of engineering
composite material made from a combination
of organic fibre and post-consumer recycled
plastics. It is designed to replace timber in
its primary applications.

Presently, the technology enables the


material to be made with over 50% by weight
of organic fibre in the composite matrix.

Since the production of EXWOODTM requires


no virgin wood resource and it does not
contain any sealant or wood preservative, it
EXWOODTM can be processed using is environmentally superior.
conventional thermoplastic processes
such as extrusion and injection moulding.

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EXWOOD Applications?
EXWOOD is particularly
suitable
for
outdoor
applications where natural
wood has a high propensity
to rot.

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its also used in engineering


applications
such
as
cold room anchor rails
and internal non- loading
supporting profiles.

Typical applications are in


the construction of garden
benches, decking, fencing
and gazebos.

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Children playground picket fencing for condominium project in Singapore

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EXWOOD PRODUCT FEATURE


FEATURE

BENEFITS

PRODUCT RESULTS

Outdoor suitable

No rotting, splintering durable

Long life and low maintenance

Recyclable

Enviromentally friendly

Suitable for applications where


chemically treated timbers are
now prohibited

Sustainable

Availability - compared
with hardwoods which are
subject to supply flactuations.

End-users able to substitute


for more expensive traditional
materials on a reliable basis

Appearance - wood like

Acceptance

End users can substitute for


wood and take advantage of
longer life and less maintenance

Extrudable to any
dimension - can have
hollow sections

Greater range of applications


Less weight
Low cost

Potential application where


wood is unsuitable

Sustainable Pricing
(subject to resign prices
in a range)

Predictable costing for end


products

sustainable competitiveness
compared with traditional
materials

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EXWOOD ADVANTAGES
-

EXWOOD is weather-resistant. It absorbs very little moisture


so it will not rot in extremely wet environment. Additives can be
added to further enhance specific performances such as UV,
mildew or fungus resistance properties

EXWOOD can be recycled completely and reprocessed without


any significant deterioration in performance

EXWOOD will not support combustion and give off toxic fumes
when burned

EXWOOD profiles are dimensionally stable. Parts with close


tolerances can be reproduced reliably on commercial scales. In
addition, EXWOOD is resitant to termite attack

EXWOOD products can be coloured with integral pigment added


into the composite. Overtime, all EXWOOD colours will weather
to a lighter tone similar to natural wood

EXWOOD profiles and components can be produced as net


shape items. This eliminates unnecessary milling and fabrication costs

EXWOOD profiles can be fabricated with conventional wood


working machinery or welded using plastic hot-plate welding
machines

EXWOOD uses short fibres. Components made out of it wont

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splinter, creating safer parts for children

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MATERIAL COMPARISON
Characteristics

EXWOODTM

Other
Composite

Type or
Classification

Cellular
Polyethylene
Softwood
thermoplastic
wood composite
wood composite

Treatment
Recommended

None

None

Chromate Copper Water


Arsenate
repellent
& Sealer
Sealer

Maintenance

Low

Low

High

Medium

Fire Rating
Class (IBC)

Resistance to
decay

High

High

Medium

Medium

Resistance to
Termites

High

High

Varies with
level of
treatment

Low

Resistance to
Marine
Borers

High

High

Varies with
level of
treatment

Low

Resistance to
UV Rays

High

High

Low

Low

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Pressure-treated Cedar
Pine wood
Softwood

MATERIAL SPECIFICATION
DESCRIPTION

TEST METHOD

UNIT

TYPICAL VALUE

Tensile Strength @ break

ASTM D638

MPA

27

Elongation @ break

ASTM E638

1.9

Flexural Strength

ASTM D709

KN

13.8

Puncture Resistance

Based on DK
14.38 profile

KW

10.9

Specific Gravity

ASTM D1505

1.2 - 1.4

Hardness

shore D

70

Izod impact (notched @ 20C

ASTM D256

J/m

47

Heat Deflection Temperature

ASTM D648

68

Vicat Softening Point

ASTM D1525

82

Fire Resistant Test

UL 94

Class

V-0

Flame Spread Test

ASTM D635-91

Water Absorption 24 Hr
change in weight
change in dimension

ASTM D1037-93

Nail Pull-off Test

V-0
%
%

1.02
0.5

ASTM D6117

130

UV Resistance (skin) after 500hr

ASTM D4329

1.5

Coefficient of Linear thermal Expansion

ASTM D696

m/m/C

3.6 x 10 -5

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