Seoul, South Korea - Taeyang Electronic Co ltd, a manufacturer of outdoor lighting, has designed a new polyurethane-coated environmentally friendly road lighting product called 'Ecowood,' the company said recently.
The Ecowood manufacturing process involves a steel or aluminium body being powder coated with polyurethane and refined in an oven at 200degC. It is then film compressed to the metal body to form a wood grain on its surface, using a vacuum process and a final further heating, Taeyang said.
The company said the new product, developed with an Italian lighting company, gives "excellent protection against the exposure under ultraviolet rays, acid rain, sulphurous acid gas, and salinity."
"For safety under the sunlight, we have run an outdoors explosion test for Ecowood with the state government of Florida. Ecowood passed all the safety regulation stated by the state of Florida, proving the safety of our product," said Taeyang ceo Myung Rye Lee.