Rhino Wood is a modified timber produced through a patented two-stage process that uses thermal modification and pressure to impregnate the original wood right to the core with a proprietary compound. Rhino Wood is developed to achieve the same high-density, low-maintenance and Class 1 durability characteristics as Ipe hardwood, while aging beautifully into a silver-grey color over time.
“Rhino Wood is the ideal complement to our premium line of exotic hardwood decking and siding products,” said Steve Getsiv, the company’s CEO. “Many of the hardwoods that were previously used throughout the marketplace are now either scarce or prohibitively expensive. Rhino Wood is the latest example of our efforts to meet customer needs with high-quality woods that will stand the test of time with beauty and great structural integrity.”
“Nova USA Wood Products offered everything we wanted in a U.S. partner,” added Steven Suntup, Rhino Wood’s U.S. representative. “They have an extensive distribution network that extends from the U.S. into Mexico and Canada. Plus, they know the true value of innovation and the need to continually meet client needs with premium products that look great and perform exceptionally well no matter the climate. This includes providing a large variety of cost-effective alternatives to the hardwoods that are increasingly becoming cost-prohibitive and less available.”
Rhino Wood’s patented thermal heat and pressure impregnation process was developed to double the hardness and density of sustainably-sourced South African Pine species. Rhino Wood is designed to be the ideal choice for outdoor applications with products including decking, fencing and siding, as well as posts, laminated beams, and custom patterns such as beaded ceilings and T&G porch flooring. Rhino Wood will be offered in patterns which fit with Nova’s patented line of hidden decking clips and rainscreen siding clips.
In addition to being developed to be biodegradable and containing zero toxins and no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Rhino Wood can also be disposed like any other untreated wood. Other advantages include the ability to resist dents, scratches, surface damage, moisture, swelling, shrinkage, insects, UV degradation, rot and decay.