About Resysta

Resysta outshines in product properties, surface & design, handling, sustainability


Main Reason

In 1996, the Hong Kong chemist Antonio Siu discovered a new mixture of rice husks and plastic, which, when dried, shows similar consistency and appearance of wood. Together with Bernd Duna, he refined his process and the optics of the newly invented tropical wood substitute.

Resysta already has thousands of projects around the world, which for years have been impressing with the unchanged appearance. That is why we can afford to provide a warranty of 25 years for the residential projects and 15 years for the commercial.

There is no other man-made product in the decking and facade industry which offers a material that wasn’t changed since its conception.

The positive experiences with this sustainable and almost indestructible material gained trust of home owners, designer, architects and contracters. RESYSTA is used whenever it is important that terraces, facades and surfaces look good and last long, with little maintenance.

For more technical information visit our test and comparison site.


Many other reasons why...

Due to the high material density Resysta is especially resistant to rain, snow and ice. Does not swell, splinter, shrink or crack. Resysta differs from other materials. Lignin is the substance that causes wood to gray when exposed to weather influences. Resysta does not contain any wood components and will therefore not gray.

Thanks to certified durability classification 1 against fungal decay – RESYSTA meets highest demands in this regard.


Weather Resistance

Water Resistance

No Cracking

100% Recyclable

Salt- and Chlorine-Water Resistance

No Pest Infestation or Fungal Decay

Class A Fire Rating according ASTM E84

Resysta is extremely resistant and features an excellent eco-balance

Technical and ecological assessment of the Resysta material:

Resysta looks like wood and stands out for its high mechanical strength, thermal stability as well as chemical resistance.
Unlike wood, Resysta is swell-, splinter and crack-free, does not gray or fade and withstands pest infestation. Therefore Resysta products are very durable and don’t require special care or maintenance.
Resysta is a true alternative to tropical wood.

It is therefore especially suitable for outdoor use like garden furniture and outdoor decking as well as for wellness and pool areas, where high strain, aggressive weather, temperature and environmental influences take effect.

Furthermore, Resysta products provide for an exceptionally beneficial eco-balance.

In short: Resysta deserves the title »The better wood« in every sense.

Prof. Dr. Karl Stetter

Chemist with diploma Specialist in varnishes, surface coating compositions, wood preservation, adhesives and their effect on the environment as well as interior harmful substances: Officially appointed and authenticated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria

RESYSTA outshines in:

Product Properties
  • UV-resistance
  • weather resistance
  • water resistance
  • salt- and chlorine-water resistance
  • no cracking
  • no pest infestation or fungal decay
  • Class A Fire Rating according ASTM E84
Surface and Design
  • wood feel and appearance
  • skid resistant
  • no splintering
  • individual color scheme
  • easy installation
  • customary tools
  • easy to refinish
  • no rotting
  • 100% recyclable
  • easy-care

Resysta is not a wood plastic composite (WPC) and yet surpasses all known alternative wood materials in feel and durability!

Resysta – Winner across the board

Resysta has been awarded at the distinguished anniversary contest in the category “Construction”

Resysta has been awarded at the “Design & Product Award” in the category “Design Materials”.

Product Design 2012, 2016 for Resysta film

Resysta has been awarded with the “Innovation Award Architecture and Building - Category Sustainability”.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, Resysta can be installed as easy as any other terrace system. Please see instructions provided in our installation guide.

Owing to its unique composition of ingredients, Resysta is very durable, sustainable and therefore environment-friendly.

Resysta does not contain any wood components, which could result in rotting and splintering.

Resysta on the one hand does not absorb moisture and on the other hand does not release any moisture. Therefore, crack-formation cannot take place and dimensional changes are limited to thermal expansion.

Resysta will not gray. In the course of time – depending on environmental conditions – it may, however, become lighter in color. This can be avoided by staining – the color tends to intensify.

Resysta can be ordered‚ raw‘ (unfinished) or pre-stained/sealed (highly recommended). Stain and Sealer are available for those occasions where the product will be finished on-site.

No. As water cannot be absorbed, paint chipping and weathering like with wood cannot occur.

Please see the care instructions.

Yes, as Resysta is chlorine- and salt-water resistant. Furthermore Resysta offers best skid-resistance and is therefore perfectly suitable for wet areas.