Perennial Wood, a modified real wood product made by Eastman Chemical Co., was named honorable mention for the Medium Award for Material of the Year by Material ConneXion. According to the announcement, the award recognizes materials that demonstrate outstanding technological innovation and the potential to make a significant contribution to the advancement of design, industry, society and the economy.

“We are honored to be selected among the best new materials by Material ConneXion, experts in material science and specifications,” says Deborah Baum Crain, director of innovation projects for Perennial Wood.

According to the company, Perennial Wood is modified through TruLast technology, which provides a physical barrier throughout the wood that protects against rot, decay and movement.

Material ConneXion will exhibit Perennial Wood, as well as the award winner and other honorable mention award recipients, at its New York headquarters in June 2012.


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