MDF is an engineered wood product made of softwood fibres glued together under high pressure and heat. MDF is smooth and has no knots and is machine able.
There are two classes of FR. These two current European standards are FR C & B, which superseded the old BS746 class 1 & class O. Please note that C is not a direct replacement for class 1, and B is not a direct replacement for class O. Please check specifications.
Our flame retardant MDF has been rigorously tested and meets building regulations for use in public spaces. Our MDF works best in dry internal conditions perfect for wall linings, display panels, partitions and much more.
Our flame retardant MDF is available in several different thicknesses and comes with a Euroclass B or C fore rating which is in accordance with European fire retardant Standards.
The Euroclass B rating boards carries a 60 minute fire rating and the Euroclass C rated boards carry a 30 minute fire rating.
Our flame retardant MDF meet the following standards:
EN ISO 11925 – Ignitability test.
BS EN 13501-1 – Single Burning Item Test.
BS EN BS 476: Part 22: 1987 – Fire rating when used as partition walls.
BS EN 622-1 – Fibreboards Specifications: General Requirements
BS EN 622-5 – Fibreboards Specifications: Requirements for Dry Process Boards (MDF)
European Class B/C Fire Ratings
Our MDF is produced from wood fibres that are mixed with resin and waxes. Next, a hot press is applied to meet the required thickness. Our wood fibres are obtained from environmentally friendly forests. Also, recycled wood, pallets and sawdust are also used, Here at Theo’s Timber, we hold the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certificate and our aim is to continuously sell products that have been certified with this mark. As a company, we ensure that we assess supplier’s ability to ensure that the timbers have been manufactured and sourced from locations that have been certified.
As there can be lots of dust from MDF, it is important to stay protected when working with it to reduce the risk of inhaling or ingesting the dust. It is recommended that you wear a mask and goggles when working with this material and use a well-ventilated area. It is also recommended to use a respirator.