Product Detail

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A fully recyclable, artificial wood teak material to be used on decks including ships like cruise ships, yachts and river cruisers. An alternative for traditional wooden ship decks.  

Detailed Assessment



10kg and 25kg kits.


Colours in accordance with Herculan Teak colour range.


Normally 5 years. Depends on many items. Please contact the manufacturer for more information.

Expected Life

More than 20 years.

Indicative Costs

 470 – 625 AUD/m²

Purchase Options

 Please contact manufacturer.


Confidential. Contact Herculan for more information.

Technical Specifications

Herculan Eco Teak

  • Elongation: 85%
  • Shore D hardness: 50
  • Solid content: - 100%
  • Wear resistance: 45 mg [CS-17 1000/1000)]
  • Friction: from smooth to R11

National & International Standards

Have internally tested for:

  • EN-ISO 11890
  • DIN 53516/ISO 4649
  • ENO- ISO 4624
  • EN-ISO 11890
  • EN-ISO 527
  • DIN 53505/ISO 868
  • EN-ISO 11890
  • IMO A. 653 (16) – 1991
  • EN-ISO 2813
  • DIN 51130

Country of Origin

The Netherlands


  • Voyager
  • Harmony G
  • Alpha Nero
  • Seven Seas


The surface of a ship deck needs to be cleaned properly. No fat or grease is left.  A steel ship deck needs to be shot blasted to minimum SA2½.




Herculan Marine Eco Teak is flexible, self-levelling, polyurethane based deck compound, which is applied by pouring after two separate components are mixed together until a homogeneous liquid is formed. A seamless, hard-wearing finished is formed, which is suitable for numerous applications, including ship decks to give a teak effect look. After installing Herculan Marine Eco Teak, second-operation machining with specified tools provide a teak effect.

Due to the properties of durability and anti-slip, this material may have the potential for application in indoor/outdoor decks.




Product contains two ingredients which in 2010, the IARC classified both as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). This issue relates to the inhalation of pure powered and ultra-fine titanium dioxide dust during manufacture, and is not considered a risk during application of product. Precautions for workers such as reducing exposure to product in dust form and using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mitigate potential issues to low risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment. Adequate ventilation can effectively reduce the risk of exposure to ethylbenzene vapour.

Marine Eco Teak contains ingredients which may cause cancer (R45), heritable genetic damage (R46), and lung damage if swallowed (R65). This issue relates to the inhalation of this ingredient during the installation period and is not considered a risk after curing when it is applied outdoors and not in respirable form when bound into the product. Accordingly, precautions for workers such as reducing exposure to titanium dioxide dust during manufacture and ethylbenzene vapours during installation using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will mitigate potential issues to low risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment.

When applied indoors: appropriate PPE should be worn and the area well ventilated until fully cured in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

Product also contains ingredients that may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment (classified as Risk Phase - R53). This issue relates to the manufacture of the substance and the processing and use, however it is not considered a risk when bound into the product in a very small amount. However, this product should be dealt with caution before disposal to reduce the risk of the substance entering into aquatic environments.


Not applicable.

Indoor Environment Quality

No Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions information has been provided and presence of Naphtha compounds in formulation may produce VOC emissions in indoor spaces.

Electromagnetic Radiation

Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.




Emissions – Product contains petroleum based substances. Petroleum extraction can contribute to oil spills.

Physical – Product contains petroleum based substances. These petroleum based binders involves petrochemical extraction, which can cause localised terrestrial disturbance around oil fields, via mining infrastructure and subsidence.

Titanium dioxide and Barium sulphate extraction results in the removal and stockpiling of topsoil, sub-soil and sand, and from removing overburden and inter-burden, resulting in modified soil/sand profiles, topography and drainage.


Emissions – Product contains very small amount of substances which may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Physical – Not known.


Greenhouse (GHG) – Petrochemical process have atmospheric emissions of CO2, CO, CH4, VOCs and so on.

Greenhouse intensity – Herculan Marine Eco Teak ~ 22.26 kgCO2e /m2

Transport intensity Product is manufactured in Meerkerk, the Netherlands. Shipping port from the country of origin is Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Destination port is Brisbane, Australia.

Product weight

Distance to destination port

Energy Intensity - Container Shipping

GHG Intensity - Container Shipping

7 kg / m2

22204.8  km

0.000135 MJ /

0.000011 kgCO2e /

  • Greenhouse Intensity for Container Shipping of Herculan Marine Eco Teak – 1.71 kgCO2e /m2

Table below provides land transportation greenhouse intensity figures to help calculate the greenhouse gas intensity of land transportation from shipping port.

Light commercial vehicle

Rigid Truck

Articulated Truck

0.001451 kgCO2e /

0.000195 kgCO2e /

0.000069 kgCO2e /

Transport intensity figures sourced from Australian National Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990, 1995 and 1999 and WWF International, Inland Navigations and Emissions, 2005.

Operational efficiency – This product is a synthetic decking material which has low maintenance requirements in comparison to alternative teak decking.

Re-use Efficiency – This product cannot be re-used.

Toxics and Pollutants – Not known.

Ozone Depletion – Product does not contain any ozone depleting (ODP) substances.

Urban Heat Island Effects – Not applicable.

Noise – Not applicable.



Resource Efficiency

The product is made of composite materials which can replace natural teak, saving a rare resource.

Product is composed of some ingredients originally derived from petroleum, a finite and limited resource. However, product can be recycled to reduce resource consumption.

Embodied Fossil Fuel Energy

The Embodied Fossil Fuel Energy of Herculan Marine ECO Teak is 108 KJ/kg.

*data is provided by manufacturer

Transport intensityProduct is manufactured in Meerkerk, the Netherlands. Shipping port from country of origin is Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Destination port is Brisbane, Australia.

  • Energy Intensity for Container Shipping of Herculan Marine Eco Teak– 20.98 MJ/m2

Embodied Water

Manufacturer claims no water is used in the manufacturing process.


Product is a highly durable and resilient surface with a long expected life of more than 20 years.


Not applicable.


It is very easy to repair. Cut out the broken part with a knife and fill it up with Herculan Marine ECO Teak.

Design for Dematerialisation

Product is designed to replace traditional teak, which reduces the consumption of teak wood.

Design for Disassembly



Herculan Marine Eco Teak is 100% recyclable as crumb. If the teak is taken out from the ship and crunched into particles < 1 mm, these particles can be bound with a binder and be used as sub base for children play areas or athletic tracks, for example. If the floor is crunched into particles < 0,1 mm, it can be used as a filler in other flooring systems.


Natural teak wood requires constant maintenance, however this alternative composite material requires little maintenance.

Clean with mild soap and fresh water.

Product Takeback Scheme


Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)




Audits and Environmental Reporting




Environmental Policy


Social Enhancement Programs


Technology Transfer Programs

Herculan is cooperating with several Dutch companies in a sustainability program regarding recycling and reusing Polyurethanes.

Environmental Management Systems (EMS)





Information last verified on 14th July 2020.



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Adhesives & Sealants, floors, floor covering, flooring system

sustainability criteria satisfied

Workplace OHS, Occupant Health, Human Wellbeing

Low/Reduced offgassing

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Habitat & Biodiversity Conservation

Reduced terrestrial impacts

Contributes to biodiversity

Air Pollution

Reduced smog-forming potential

Resource Depletion

Recycled content- post consumer min 50%


Corporate Responsibility

Legal Compliance

Other Vital Signs

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Documented manufacturer claims

Expert Assessment