Novowood is a composite material (WPC), 70% made of wood natural fibers and 30% made of Polyethylene. It can be used for products of different shapes and colors, still maintaining the elegance of wood and the advantages of a not completely natural material.
International Fund for Agricultural Development - Rome (RM)
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a United Nations Agency that promotes the increase in agricultural activities of the member Countries. The IFAD headquarters is in Rome, in the Ardeatino district, in an entirely dedicated ten floor building – of which eight are above the ground . The building dates back to the seventies and went under a redevelopment work completed in 2008 which made it the first building in Italy certified LEED EB: O&M, Gold level. A spa…Read more
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a United Nations Agency that promotes the increase in agricultural activities of the member Countries. The IFAD headquarters is in Rome, in the Ardeatino district, in an entirely dedicated ten floor building – of which eight are above the ground . The building dates back to the seventies and went under a redevelopment work completed in 2008 which made it the first building in Italy certified LEED EB: O&M, Gold level. A space of over 300 square meters, dedicated to the “Roof Garden”, was designed on the roof terrace of the building. An exclusive creation that has found in Novowood the ideal solution. The terrace decking was made using the solid Novowood profiles Elite 145, in the warm Wood colour, that are well suited to the design of the hexagonal modules characterizing the decking. With the same profiles have been designed also hexagonal seats, which hold the flower boxes in their center.Read less
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Frequently asked questions
Novowood can be used for the flooring of terraces, swimming-pools, verandas, patio gardens, gazebos, exterior designs, and much more. In seaside environments, it can be efficiently used for walkway surfaces, wall cladding, louvers, wharfs, handrails or panel sections, but also for cladding and sunscreen profile.
Novowood has all the qualities of wood, but not its defects: it is long-lasting, stable and it does not warp, it has no splinters and does not lose color, it is sun, ice and rain resistant.
Novowood’s polymeric component allows it to better resist the deterioration due to the sea climate and salty water. Furthermore, it works as a protective layer against the proliferation of fungus and mould.
Finally, the composite materials require no maintenance, painting and are 100% recyclable.
Yes, it is more expensive than softwood, although the treaty, but it has a very similar price to the fine exotic wood (teak or similar), or the kind of wood that can be used outside for decades without any deterioration.
Novowood does not require any special maintenance, it is easy to clean thanks to the well-thought combination of wood and polyethylene, that restrain the growth of mould and fungus. It is suggested to clean it by using neutral floor detergents, and if using a high-pressure cleaner, it is necessary to keep the machine at least 30 cm away from the walking surface.
Novowood does not lose color thanks to the pigments and UV absorbers contained in the polymeric composite.
Novowood resists the UV rays damage thanks to a special composition of pigments and UV absorbers.
Wood plastic composite Novowood has excellent resistance to fire, responds to the class of fire resistance Cfl-S1 determined in MD March 15, 2005 (OJ No. 73 of 30/03/2005): Requirements for fire resistance of construction products installed in activities governed by specific technical fire prevention according to the European classification system