WPA Wood Protection Awards 2015
Coillte Panel Products is pleased to announce that at the 2015 WPA Wood Protection Industry awards event, both SMARTPLY OSB and MEDITE MDF products were highly commended.
SMARTPLY was a finalist in the WPA Benchmark Award for process quality category with the newest addition to the SMARTPLY range, FR/FR Build OSB3. The innovative approach to the production of flame retardant OSB within the production process, as opposed to a post-production treatment was recognised. This process ensures that the panels are flame retardant throughout the entire panel, whilst maintaining structural integrity. The addition of the water based fire retardant results in a 100% wood based panel, lighter in weight than mineral based alternative products, that is easy to cut and fix using normal woodworking methods. The judging panel commented that, “The commitment of production management and quality systems staff to maintenance of standards of OSB production is at the heart of SMARTPLY’s quality success.”
MEDITE also enjoyed recognition within the WPA Wood Protection Project of the Year award category, as MEDITE Premier FR was highly commended for its use within an art installation at the V&A Museum. The MEDITE Premier FR panels were used to create the sculptural element of the installation. The judging panel stated that it was “a great billboard for the creative potential of FR treated panel products.”
Coillte Panel Products, Marketing Manager Mike Harrison commented, “It is particularly pleasing for products within both the SMARTPLY OSB and MEDITE MDF ranges to be recognised. Coillte Panel Products is committed to developing innovative products that offer solutions to the needs of our customers and end users. The specialist flame retardant panels within our OSB and MDF ranges are examples of how our product portfolio is evolving to suit specific market demands.”