Research has shown that the general consumer is looking for superior timber coatings that stand up to the forces of nature and wear and tear. They expect long lasting value for money. Rystix Sales cc, a Port Elizabeth based company, which had been supplying superior exterior-grade adhesives to the laminating and finger jointing industries since 1990, recognized this need and in 1992 commenced the development of the Rystix Timbacare range, an ultra long-life, deep penetrating, UV resistant, exterior weatherproof sealer, a top quality interior polyurethane and quite the best quality interior polyurethane floor coating. To verify its superiority Rystix submitted the exterior sealer to the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and contracted them to run an accelerated weathering test comparing it to four of the leading locally made competitive products plus the leading imported product. The test results confirmed that Rystix Timbacare out-performed all its competitors including the imported product.