MEDITE SMARTPLY is a market leading, responsible manufacturer of sustainable timber construction panels. 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.
The focus on sustainable sourcing and the de-carbonisation of buildings is becoming ever more important as climate action rises to the top of the global agenda. Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy related global carbon emissions*. The World Green Building Council’s aims for all new buildings and renovations to have at least 40% less embodied carbon by 2030 and to have net zero embodied carbon by 2050. The European Green Deal aims to support Europe in moving to a greener and circular economy and the UN's Global Goals for Sustainable Development calls for a global action in everything from tackling climate change to improving health and wellbeing.
Our products are sustainably sourced through our parent company and they help create healthier environments. Our entire MDF product range is CARB phase 2 compliant, which is a regulation limit lower than the European regulation E1 formaldehyde class and all of our OSB product range is manufactured with No Added Formaldehyde resin technology. Further proof of this is our EN ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management, as well as NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) certification.
Panels manufactured with timber from fully certified forests
Developed for environments where VOCs need to be kept to a minimum
Products suitable for a wide range of applications
MEDITE processes ‘waste’ from the Irish sawmill sector, in the form of wood chip. This accounts for approximately 60% of the raw material input for MEDITE MDF, thereby fulfilling an important recycling element for the forestry sector.
SMARTPLY uses far less energy and resources to make than steel, concrete and other building materials. Over 75% of the energy we use in the manufacturing process comes from wood residues and recovered wood. Burning wood by-products as an energy source instead of fossil fuels increases the CO2 benefits still further.
With unrivalled quality and environmental certification, SMARTPLY OSB sheets are among the most environmentally efficient building materials on the market. SMARTPLY OSB is made from locally sourced, sustainable, FSC® certified, fast-growing timber: the forest thinning's of new-growth pine and spruce, including the tops which are not used to make any other wood-based product are used.