Deco, a leading company in the field of wood paneling for exteriors, contributed to the construction of several pavilions at Expo 2015.
Three products present at the event: Angelim Amargoso (Decking in exotic hardwood) in Hall Thailand, Decowood WPC (Decking Composite wood) in the halls Chile and Banca Intesa San Paolo, UltraShield® (new generation composite wood decking) in the McDonald's pavilion.
The extreme geographical variety of Chile is the characteristic that wants to be exhibited to visitors of Expo Milano 2015. To capture their attention, the Pavilion favors an experiential journey among the different ecosystems, deserts, rivers, valleys and
mountains, showing how life grows in each of them and with what tools it is preserved. The main material, wood, is used as a reminder that the forest area in Chile is increasing. Décowood WPC, one of the two composite woods offered by Déco and selected in the stone gray version for the entire 1500 m2 flooring of this pavilion, is perfect for carrying on this concept: it is in fact a totally eco-sustainable product: the wood that composes it is made from recycled shavings and therefore has zero impact on deforestation, while the plastic component is in HDPE (high density polyethylene), a completely biodegradable substitute for PVC.
For these reasons Décowood WPC is totally disposable and therefore openly deployed to support the environment. The result is a coating that expresses all the charm of wood combined with the resistance of polyethylene and respect for the environment.
Déco has also been selected for the complete construction of all the internal and external flooring of the pavilion of the world-famous brand McDonald's. UltraShield® was chosen for this pavilion, the latest Déco novelty and top of the range product. The result of extensive research and modern US technology, UltraShield® is a next generation high quality composite wood profile, designed to combine efficiency and aesthetics, with a decisive innovation: a special plastic shield that externally protects the slat, making it extremely durable, resistant and immune to color changes over time.
The UltraShield® shield is also scratch and stain resistant, perfect for welcoming the large number of visitors to the pavilion. The result is a plank that offers the aesthetics and warmth of natural wood, combined with the advantages of composite wood.
Like Décowood, UltraShield® is also an eco-sustainable product. For the McDonald's pavilion it was chosen in the Teak color version.
The Thailand Pavilion, which covers a total area of 2.947 square meters, represents the ngob, the typical hat of rice farmers. The base instead represents the Pagoda, a real reminder of the community feeling. The exotic essences Angelim Amargoso and Ipe Lapacho, used to pave the interior and exterior of the pavilion for a total area of 250 square meters, are very elegant South American woods, with a warm color, which perfectly match the other materials used. for the project.
Finally, Déco was chosen for the first pavilion that saw the light at Expo2015, that of Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, which was designed by architect Michele De Lucchi and is an exhibition space full of events for the entire duration.
of the event. The space rises on an area of almost 1.000 square meters and overlooks the Decumano. The work, made with entirely ecological and recyclable materials, evokes natural elements and recalls the themes of sustainable development and respect for the environment. Here too Décowood WPC, with its elegant wide and long slats, chosen in the tropical brown version, is perfectly in line with the objectives of the project.