“Particleboard is a composite panel product consisting of cellulosic particles of various sizes that are bonded together with a synthetic resin or binder under heat and pressure. Particle geometry, resin levels, board density and manufacturing processes may be modified to produce products suitable for specific end uses. At the time of manufacture, additives can be incorporated to impart specific performance enhancements including greater dimensional stability, increased fire retardancy and moisture resistance.
Today’s particleboard gives industrial users the consistent quality and design flexibility needed for fast, efficient production lines and quality consumer products. Particleboard panels are manufactured in a variety of dimensions and with a wide range of physical properties that provides maximum design flexibility for specifiers and end users.”
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“Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) panels are manufactured with a variety of physical properties and dimensions, providing the opportunity to design the end product with the specific MDF needed. MDF is a composite panel product typically consisting of cellulosic fibers combined with a synthetic resin or other suitable bonding system and joined together under heat and pressure. Additives may be introduced during manufacturing to impart additional characteristics. The surface is flat, smooth, uniform, dense and free of knots and grain patterns. The homogeneous density profile of these panels allows intricate and precise machining and finishing techniques for superior finished MDF products.”
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VENEER CORE and MEDIUM DENSITY OVERLAY (MDO) CORE.
Veneer core “has been one of the most recognized and trusted wood building products for decades. Manufactured from thin sheets of cross-laminated veneer and bonded under heat and pressure with strong adhesives, plywood panels have superior dimensional stability and an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and are highly resistant to impacts, chemicals, and changes in environmental temperature and humidity.”*
MDO core “combine the toughness of . . . plywood with the superior wear of an overlaid surface.”*
Quotes / https://www.apawood.org/plywood Plywood
“Wood Veneer Backers and Laminating Substrates are impregnated papers used as laminating bases for a variety of end uses in the furniture and wood products industry. They are designed to facilitate the production of the furniture item, enhance other elements used in the manufacturing process and result in a better quality final piece. Wood Veneer Backers and Laminating Substrates can be used for such purposes as backing flexible veneer, cross-banding exotic veneer for panel faces and reinforcing edgebanding and decorative paper. The latex saturated and/or coated backers are cost effective and high performing. Many of them provide high strength and durability while others offer flexibility and stiffness depending on the usage required.”*
“Specific products in the line include: Veneer Backers for Contours on Combination Faces – applied to furniture or table face areas rather than edges . . . for thin veneers so they can be cut into strips or long webs for edgings . . . designed to stabilize exotic veneers on panel and furniture faces.”*
Quotes / https://www.neenah.com/pr/PR073109.aspx
PolyBak™ “a polymer impregnated Kraft liner board . . . is unique in the backer and overlay market due to its moisture resistance, strength, flexibility and extensive variety of products offered. Unlike competing paper backers, PolyBak is not brittle, allowing it to be rolled and bent without breaking. It is most often used in the following applications: Balancing substrates faced with laminates or veneers . . . As a crossband in plywood construction, PolyBak provides a smooth surface for painting or overlays such as veneer and vinyl . . . Medium Density Overlay (MDO) for exterior signage and related applications . . . High Density Overlay (HDO) for concrete form application . . . Provides a paintable overlay for a wide variety of substrates”
Quotes / https://www.richwoodind.com/polybak
Monarch Custom Plywood Inc.
2-8301 Keele Vaughan, L4K 1Z6