Technical Specifications

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Wear resistance

Wear resistance is measured using a '30,000 step test' whereby a shoe attached to a robotic armature is repeatedly walked in one spot for 30,000 times. The material thickness is measured before and after the test.

    Ayagi coating was reduced by 3.9 microns (1 micron = 0.001 of a millimeter) 
    on the conclusion of the test.
Compression Test

Compression is measured using the JIS A5721 standard of applying a 980.7N (Newton) or 100kgf (Kilogram-force) using a 25mm radius steel bar with a 12.5mm radius point.

    Ayagi material shows no cracks on the test.
Thermal Conductivity

Thermal conductivity is the number of Watts conducted per metre thickness of the material, per degree of temperature difference between one side and the other expressed in Watts per meter-Kelvin (W/mK). A material with high W/mK is known as a heat conductor whereas a low W/mK material is a heat insulator. Generally, a material is considered better if it has a low thermal conductivity because it transfers less heat energy.

    Ayagi material measurement is 0.06 W/mK
    Wood is 0.10 W/mK
    PVC is 0.2 W/mK
    Polyethylene HD is 0.45 W/mK
Thermal Expansion

Thermal expansion is the amount of dimensional change due in a meter of material when subjected to a temperature increase of 10 degrees Celsius.

    Ayagi material is 130 microns 
    Concrete is 120 microns
Co-efficient of Slip Resistance

Slip resistance tests the amount of resistance when a vertical load is applied to a sample material that is pulled with a force. The test is repeated when the material is dry, covered with water, and covered dust.

    The CSR ratio of Ayagi

    0.74 Dry
    0.75 Dust
    0.44 Water
So where do we Stand

Ayagi material was designed specifically to solve the heat problems associated with composite materials. Ayagi has a thermal conductivity that is many times superior to Wood, PVC and Polyethylene (PE). Therefore, Ayagi does not heat up in the sun and remains comfortable in this climate unlike other materials. Plus, the thermal expansion is close to concrete which is negligible. In short, Ayagi does not swell, shrink, crack or deform due to changes in temperatures both hot and cold.

It's a particularly solid choice in regions that experience extreme heat in the summer. Fencing will not warp and crack; decking will remain cool in the sun.