Tested and Evaluated by ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), Kebony Clear Radiata Pine and Southern Yellow Pine Decking Comply with Both IRC and IBC Codes for Preservative-Treated Wood, Structural Integrity and Decay-Resistance.
Kebony® announced it has received International Code Council® certification for its Kebony Clear Radiata Pine and Southern Yellow Pine decking products, according to Kebony USA Sales Manager Andy Hehl. Kebony Clear decking in 22mm and 38mm thickness were tested and evaluated under the ICC criteria for Division: 06 00 00—Wood, Plastic, and Composites; and Section: 06 05 73.13—Preservative Wood Treatment Section: 06 15 33—Wood Patio Decking. The products passed testing for preservative-treated wood, structural integrity and decay-resistance. ICC-ES thoroughly examined Kebony’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code-compliant.
“It was extremely important to us that we achieve ICC certification for our decking products,” Hehl said. “The codes benefit public safety and support the industry’s need for one set of standards without regional limitations, which, as we expand in North America, is crucial for Kebony.”
Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving products in construction projects under the International Code Council name. For the North American market, Kebony Clear decking is available in a multitude of dimensions to accommodate a wide range of exterior (and some interior) applications.
As with all Kebony woods, Kebony Clear is modified with a bio-based liquid that, after it is cured, provides a combination of outstanding durability and dimensional stability. The patented process results in wood cell walls that are significantly thicker and provide a hardness that rivals many tropical hardwoods. Kebony technology initially produces a deep, rich brown color; after exposure to sun and rain the wood develops a natural silver-gray patina.
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-Evaluation Service is the United States’ leading evaluation and testing service for innovative building and plumbing products, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs), Building Product Listings and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. Reports from both listing programs are now accepted in Canada. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council® (ICC®). For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org/.