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. Our extensive range of MDF products offers standard, speciality and technical variants, to meet a multitude of specifications.
Through consistent commitment to research, development and ongoing investment in technology, we have established MEDITE as the leading brand in the MDF market by introducing a wide variety of quality products and customer led innovations. Our technological innovations have led the greater market to advances in areas such as finish quality, moisture resistance, flame retardancy and many more MDF attributes.
The benefits of using MEDITE MDF
1. Excellent Machinability
One huge benefit of MEDITE MDF is that it has excellent machining properties. The wood fibres are pressed with the resins, which makes it easier to machine and the edges won’t splinter when cut, compared to chipboard which doesn’t cut as well as MDF and can leave splinters and rough edges.
2. Consistent, smooth surface
Additionally, the wood fibres create a smooth surface which makes it easier for furniture makers to apply paint on to it. Our MDF timber content consist of 40% wood chip and 60% by-product, which means there are far less imperfections.
Infinitus Bespoke Interiors created an art-deco inspired interior for a home in London using MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME and MEDITE MR and was particularly impressed with the machinability and finish of MEDITE MDF. Director, Andrew Fishwick found the panels to be extremely beneficial in terms of aesthetics and time spent on the project. “We needed a material with no grain structure to be able to achieve a perfectly smooth, seamless finish,” he said. “It was also beneficial for us and the client to use MEDITE MTX and MEDITE MR as it saved us a lot of time which would have otherwise been spent plaining timber. Instead, many of the decorative pieces left our workshop completely finished and ready for installation.”
3. CARB2 Compliant
MEDITE has long been at the forefront of ‘low formaldehyde' innovation in Europe. Since 2010, all MEDITE products have been tested and approved as being fully CARB 2 compliant, carrying all the relevant identification associated with the standard. This led us to the development of MEDITE CLEAR – a specialist, no added formaldehyde panel. It's commonly used in environmentally sensitive interior applications such as museums, laboratories, art galleries and schools. Currently, chipboard does not have a range of no added formaldehyde panels.
4. Sustainably manufactured
We offer a wide range of sustainable wood products that are fully certified, UKCA and CE marked, legally sourced. Carbon dioxide is stored in our panels from the growth of trees in our sustainably managed forests to point of manufacturing and stays locked in for the lifespan of the product and the building they are used within. This gives furniture makers and joiners greater peace of mind and helps towards the sustainability goals on the projects.
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By many, formaldehyde has been deemed an unhealthy feature of composite boards. Europe had led the way on formaldehyde reduction with E1 and E2 standards, but customers demanded more. This demand resulted in the imposition of stricter standards on the MDF and chipboard producers in the form of CARB2.
CARB 2 is a certification process instituted by the Californian Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce formaldehyde emissions and protect the public form airborne toxic contaminants. This is the reason CARB have become known as the ‘clean air agency’. This stringent legislation is emerging as the standard in the marketplace, to which all credible manufacturers should comply.
MEDITE has long been at the forefront of ‘low formaldehyde' innovation in Europe.
Following a €15 million investment in new technology and equipment to improve MDF production facilities and refiner capabilities at our plant in Clonmel, Ireland, as well as meeting the E1 European standard, from January 2010 all MEDITE products have been tested and approved as being fully CARB2 compliant. They also carry the relevant identification associated with this rigorous standard. As a result of our on-going commitment to produce products which comply with a range of international standards, we are continuing in our objective to make the sustainable and responsible choice easier for our customers.
MEDITE is a pioneer of low formaldehyde emission panels. This experience and focus has led to the development of products such as ‘MEDITE CLEAR', a specialist no added formaldehyde product which, since its introduction, has been widely specified for environmentally sensitive interior applications such as museums, laboratories, art galleries and schools.