What is the difference between Medite and MDF?

While plywood and MDF are constructed using formaldehyde-based resins, Medite® is manufactured using methyl diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), a formaldehyde-free adhesive. Formaldehyde levels are closely linked to poor indoor air quality, which can contribute to respiratory illnesses and other health problems.

What is Medite used for?

Applications. MEDITE EXTERIOR is used as a substitute for softwood, hardwood, plywood, plastic and metal in non-stressed applications.

Is Medite better than MDF?

Results. The test showed that Medite Tricoya was a far more stable material when submerged in water, swelling only 3.4% in thickness, compared to 11.1% for regular MDF and 16.7% for moisture-resistant MDF.

What is Medite premium MDF?

MEDITE PREMIER is a multi-purpose MDF, produced using superior wood refining technology and specially designed resins. Excellent face properties make it suitable for the thinnest laminates and surface coatings as well as a wide range of interior applications.

Does Medite MDF contain formaldehyde?

MEDITE CLEAR and MEDITE FR CLEAR are MDF panels with zero-added formaldehyde, developed specifically for use in environmentally sensitive interior applications where the off-gassing of formaldehyde needs to be at an absolute minimum.

Is Medite a MDF?

Standard industrial-grade MDF.

Is MDF waterproof?

It should be noted that whichever method you use, MDF is moisture-resistant, not water-resistant, nor waterproof, and is still prone to swelling and warping if in direct contact with the elements.

What is MDF stand for?

MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) is an engineered material made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into fine particles, combining it with wax and a resin binder and applying high temperature and pressure.

Who manufactures Medite MDF?

As part of the Coillte Group, we pride ourselves on our sustainable supply chain and manufacturing processes, meaning our products are as environmentally conscious in their make up as they are in their application.

Can you paint Medite MDF?

MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) is a great low cost and versatile material that is used in a lot of homes, but to get the best finish and help it fit in with your home, it will need to be painted.

Should I use moisture resistant MDF?

Moisture Resistant MDF is used as a substitute for softwoods and hardwoods and as a panel product in non-stressed applications. It is successfully used for kitchen furniture, bathroom furniture, architectural mouldings, skirting boards, architraves, window boards, flooring and general interior joinery.

How do you make MDF water resistant?

What Is the Best Way to Make MDF Waterproof? The best way to make MDF waterproof is to apply several coats of quality wood sealer or primer to all surfaces, followed by one or two coats of quality waterproof paint. The most effective way is to use a quality wood sealer and a waterproof latex or epoxy paint.

What is exterior grade MDF?

Exterior grade MDF is engineered with greater density and strength making them more durable than regular MDF. These panels are resistant to moisture, termites, and fungus.

What is Medite Tricoya?

MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME is a revolutionary wood based panel product, enabling its use in applications and environments that could not previously be contemplated. The raw material for the panel is modified to give outstanding dimensional stability and durability using a non-toxic environmentally compatible process.

Where is Medite MDF manufactured?

From our production and research plant in Clonmel, Ireland, we supply a wide range of MDF (medium density fibreboard) products to meet the diverse needs of users, specifiers and designers across Europe and beyond.

Can MDF be formaldehyde-free?

Standard MDF sheets are made with formaldehyde but MDF can be specified as NAF (no-added-formaldehyde). Since wood naturally contains formaldehyde, it cannot be called formaldehyde-free, technically. No Added Formaldehyde implies that the formaldehyde emission is less than 0.04 ppm.

Do they still use formaldehyde?

It is used in pressed-wood products, such as particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard; glues and adhesives; permanent-press fabrics; paper product coatings; and certain insulation materials. It is also used to make other chemicals.

Is moisture resistant MDF stronger than MDF?

Moisture resistant MDF has a higher internal bond strength and slower swelling rate which makes it more durable in humid conditions than a standard MDF.

Who manufactures Medite?

As part of the Coillte Group, we pride ourselves on our sustainable supply chain and manufacturing processes, meaning our products are as environmentally conscious in their make up as they are in their application.

What is green MDF wood?

Medium Density Fibreboard. Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is an Engineered wood, manufactured with hardwood fibres, bonded together under high pressures and temperature up to 240 degrees Celsius, by synthetic resin and wax. Greenpanel MDF has high and uniform density, making it strong, durable and ecofriendly.

What happens if MDF gets wet?

MDF in its undefiled manufactured state is stable and consistent. When it gets wet, it swells and distorts. Swells can be sanded down if the MDF hasn’t crumbled or separated to any extent.

Is MDF better than plywood?

When it comes to strength, plywood is the winner. MDF is a softer material than plywood and tends to sag or split under pressure. That’s why it’s important to reinforce it if you’re going to using it to build shelves or other weight-bearing furniture.

What paint can I use on MDF?

You can use both oil-based paint and water-based paint on MDF. In general, while oil-based paint has traditionally been higher quality than water-based paint, todays technology means that water-based paint is just as good.

Is MDF better than solid wood?

MDF is made from resin and recycled wood fibers. It is pressed to produce dense sheets that remain stable in all weather conditions. MDF can withstand changes in humidity and heat better than solid wood. Real wood tends to expand and contract when humidity and temperatures rise and fall.

Is MDF as strong as wood?

Although MDF manufactured today tends to be a lot stronger than it was many years ago, its strength is still no comparison to solid wood. The natural grain of solid wood is what gives a high level of structural strength which is missing with MDF.

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