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 335-1 Test method MPA-SAA-M-01 Durability class 1 – Very durable in alignment with standard EN 350-2*
Durability against wood destroying fungi in alignment with CEN TS 15083-1 MPA-SAA-M-01 Class 1 – Very durable in alignment with standard 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 light for 1000 hour Atlas Ci4000 series Slight fading of colour- No warping- No cupping- No change in dimensions- No cracking
Accelerated weather testing: wood exposed to light and weather for 1000 hours Atlas Ci65 series Slight fading of colour- No warping- No cupping- No change in dimensions- No cracking
Modulus of rupture (MOR) * F * L/2 * b * tF = the maximum force, NL = the distance between the centres of support = 250mmb = the width of the test piece = 111mmt = the thickness of the test piece = 20mm Normal pine = 92- Rhino Wood = 152- Rhino
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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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 testing small clear specimens of timbe Result 7471 N