Tests & Certifications

Rhino Wood has been tested for a number of performance characteristics both locally and abroad such as dimensional stability, durability, weather resistance and termite damage. Rhino Wood improved characteristics are the result of years and years of study and research into the modification of timber. The test and certifications provide prove on Rhino Wood claims of being a revolution in wood modification. Please view the tests we have conducted to date by various institutions below. Rhino Wood will continue to conduct tests on our products into the future and will publish all test results on this page. If there is a test you would like conducted or you require any further information please contact us scott@rhinowood.co.za

Material testing agency, Brandenburg

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Durability against wood fungi in use class 3 EN                             Test method MPA-SAA-M-01                               Durability class 1 – Very durable in alignment with   335-1                                                                                                                                                                                                                     standard EN 350-2*                                                                                    


Durability against wood destroying fungi in                                      MPA-SAA-M-01                                                           Class 1 – Very durable in alignment with standard   alignment with CEN TS 15083-1                                                                                                                                                           EN 350-2*                                                                                      


  1. Very Durable     2. Durable     3. Moderately Durable     4. Slightly Durable     5. Not Durable                                                                                                                                                                        

South African Bureau of Standards - SABS

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Accelerated weather testing: wood exposed to                                     Atlas Ci4000 series                                                 Slight fading of colour- No warping- No cupping- light for 1000 hour                                                                                                                                                                             No change in dimensions- No cracking                                            


Accelerated weather testing: wood exposed to                                     Atlas Ci65 series                                                        Slight fading of colour- No warping- No cupping-    light and weather for 1000 hours                                                                                                                                                           No change in dimensions- No cracking                        


Modulus of rupture (MOR)                                                  * F * L/2 * b * tF = the maximum force, NL = the                      Normal pine = 92- Rhino Wood = 152- Rhino         distance between the centres of support =                   
250mmb = the width of the test piece = 111mmt                
= the thickness of the test piece = 20mm                


Pesticide control                                                                                             29 month as of 08/01/2015                                         No termite damage was observed                                                                                


Association of Architectural Aluminium Manufacturers of South Africa

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Test conducted                                        Test method                                        Results                      


Thermal conductivity of Rhino Wood                               Laser Comp Fox 314 heat flow meter instrument                              Thermal conductivity = 0.173 W/(m•K)                                      

University of Stellenbosch

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Janka hardness                                                                          BRITISH STANDARD BS 373:1957. Methods of                                                Result 7471 N                               testing small clear specimens of timbe