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Melamine Faced MDF

Medium density fibreboard panels coated with a decorative & resin-permeated paper overlay.

Melamine finishes provide some of the most extensive and varied finishes available form wood based panel products. The paper used for the melamine face can be textured and printed to mimic real wood veneers or coloured to match a range of different RAL codes, no matter how vivid.

In addition to this, the MDF core means the product is easily machinable and consistent throughout in its manufacture.

Hanson Plywood have Melamine Faced MDF in the sizes and finishes below in stock, but can source almost any desired finish from our network of specialist suppliers. Please enquire with our sales team for more information.

Typical Applications
  • Barfitting
  • Shopfitting
  • Hotels
  • Furniture
  • Cabinets
  • Fire surrounds
  • Boat fit outs
Applicable Standards
  • BS EN 316 – Wood Fibre Boards: Definitions, classifications and symbols.
  • BS EN 622-1 – Fibreboards Specifications: General Requirements
  • BS EN 622-5 – Fibreboards Specifications: Requirements for Dry Process Boards (MDF)

Hanson Plywood sources its collection of Melamine Faced MDF Panels from FSC® & PEFC™ Certified forest concessions. The company’s robust Chain of Custody management system ensures that these certifications are respected and adhered to throughout the supply chain.

In the case of these products, certification claims are not present on our paperwork as we do not sell the product as certified for logistical and operational reasons. Should you require evidence of the broken chain of custody, this can be provided. For further information, please refer to our Environment Page.

Quick Reference Guide – Fire Ratings

A question we are frequently asked is which fire rated panel will provide 30 minute or 60 minute fire resistance. The answer of course is not straight forward and although fire rated panels can be used as part of a fire barrier system, such as partitions, the finished design requires additional independent testing to achieve such a rating.

Since the introduction of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Fire retardant panels are tested against EN13823:2002 (SBI or Single Burning Item Test) and EN11925 (Ignitability Test) and given a rating against their performance.

SBI is the key test and records parameters relating to the rate of fire growth, lateral flame spread, heat release and smoke emission.

There are seven Euroclass Classifications for fire performance of different construction materials ranging from A1 and A2 through to F. Classifications for wood based panel products such as Plywood, MDF and Chipboard include B, C, D and E. Euroclasses D and E relate to untreated material.

Performance Description
Fire Scenario
Heat Attack
Examples of Products
No contribution to fire
Fully developed fire in a room
At least 60kW/m2
Products of natural stone concrete, bricks, ceramic, glass, steel and many metallic products
No contribution to fire
Fully developed fire in a room
At least 60kW/m2
Products similar to those of class A1, including small amounts of organic compounds
Very limited contribution to fire
Single burning item in a room
40kW/m2 on a limited area
Gypsum boards with different (thin) surface linings. Fire retardant wood-based panel products
Limited contribution to fire
Single burning item in a room
40kW/m2 on a limited area
Phenolic foam, gypsum boards with different surface linings. Flame retardant wood-based panel products (thicker than in class B)
Acceptable contribution to fire
Single burning item in a room
40kW/m2 on a limited area
Wood-based panel products with thickness > about 10mm and density > about 400kg/m3 (depending on end use)
Acceptable contribution to fire
Small flame attack
Flame height 20mm
Low density fibreboard, plastic based insulation products
No performance requirements
Small flame attack
Flame height 20mm
Products not tested (no requirements)
2440mm x 1220mm
2440mm x 1220mm
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