Rhino modified wood frames


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The choice of window and door frames for Stand 47, was informed by two criteria, SANS regulations and durability. The new SANS regulations make the traditional option of steel or aluminium frames difficult because of performance and cost. The option to use PVC frames (with better performance) was investigated, but they did not suit the aesthetic or concept. While timber appealed to the project team there were concerns about using it in the Highveld, where the dry air, harsh sun and temperature differences strongly affect performance. Through further investigation however, a modified timber from RhinoWood was found, which delivers the high-quality performance of exotic hardwoods by treating sustainably sourced plantation timber. In collaborating with Rhinowood, we hope to demonstrate yet another options available in creating a high-quality home using state-of-the-art materials. 

What is rhino modified wood?

Rhino Modified Wood is the environmental, social and economical solution to the long-term future of wood and its application in our world. Diminishing rain forests means hard, exotic woods have become costly and limited in supply. Rhino Modified Wood blends real wood with the latest technology resulting in a durable wooden product with a variety of applications. It is real wood for people uncompromising on quality, but who care about the impact they have on the environment. By using Rhino Modified Wood you’re building tomorrow’s cities, while growing sustainable plantations and protecting the rain forests for future generations.

How does it work?

Rhino Modified Wood uses sustainably sourced wood from accredited plantation forests. Through a specialised treatment process (patent pending), it has dimensional stability and physical properties comparable to that of tropical hard wood. It is strong, durable and maintains its integrity even in the harshest of outdoor environments, with little maintenance or any harmful chemicals added. Having been tested and certified, the controlled treatment process guarantees durability and a stable wood composition that has applications ranging from simple decking to vast commercial structures. Zero-toxicity makes Rhino Modified Wood unique to other treatment processes. Being sourced from sustainable forests, this timber leaves plastics, steel and concrete in yesterday’s era.

A product tested to deliver

Test 1: DURABILITY
Test conducted: Durability against wood destroying fungi
Results: Durability class 1 – Very durable 

Test 2: WEATHER TESTING
Test conducted: Wood exposed to light for 1000 hours
Results: 

  • Slight greying in colour
  • No warping
  • No fading
  • No cupping
  • No Cracking

Test 3: ACCELERATED WEATHER TESTING
Test conducted: Wood exposed to light and moisture for 1000 hours
Results: 

  • Slight greying in colour
  • No warping
  • No fading
  • No cupping
  • No Cracking

Test 4: MODULUS OF RUPTURE (MOR)
Test conducted: Wood exposed to light for 1000 hours
Results: 
Normal pine =92
Rhino Modified Wood = 152
60% increase in strength

Test 5: THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY
Test conducted: Thermal conductivity of Rhino Modified Wood
Results: Thermal conductivity = 0.173 W/(m·k)

Technical data:
1. Density = 950kg per m3
2. Moisture = 6 -8%
Guarantee:
15 year guarantee against wood destroying organisms in use class 3 (Situations in which the wood or wood-based product is above ground and exposed to the weather (particularly rain).

For more information on this product contact scott sargent from rhino modified wood 
on 011 892 5306 or www.rhinowood.co.za.