Medite Fire Retardant (FR) MDF Datasheet


Medite Premier FR

Medite Premier FR (Flame Retardant) Euroclass B & C are MDF panels developed specifically for use in situations where a Euroclass B or a Euroclass C flame retardant board is required under building regulations. Developed at Medite’s world class MDF facility in Clonmel, Medite Premier FR broadens the range of the Medite family of high performance MDF products.

Applications  Medite Premier FR Euroclass B & C panel products are suitable for use as wall linings, partitions, display panels, ceilings etc. Typical installations are: hotel foyers, offices, public libraries, schools, court houses,  hospitals, and cinemas. Medite Premier FR products are not suitable for external or structural applications, or where exposure to water or high relative humidity may be encountered. Medite Premier FR Euroclass B & C are suitable for use in internal dry conditions as defined in EN622 part 5. Boards of this type are suitable for use in Hazard Class 1 of EN 335-3.

Performance-fire resistance  Medite Premier FR Euroclass B & C panels applied as the wall skin in a symmetrical non-load bearing partition were tested in accordance with the criteria of BS 476: Part 22: 1987. The partition specification as detailed in the technical user guide has to be fully duplicated in order to achieve a fire resistance performance of 60 minutes for Euroclass B and 30 minutes Euroclass C panels. Please refer to the technical user guideline “Medite Premier FR 30 minute Partition Wall” and “Medite Premier FR 60 minute Partition Wall” which can be downloaded from the Medite Premier FR Product page of our website.

Appearance Medite Premier FR Euroclass B & C are distinguishable from other MDF products by their pink identification colour.

Machining/finishing  Cut or profiled edges of Medite Premier FR Euroclass B & C products should first be sanded to a suitable grit finish, prior to painting. When choosing a coating system it should be confirmed with the paint manufacturer that the coating will not adversely affect the classification of the Medite Premier FR Euroclass B & C panel. There is a variety of flame retardant paints to choose from which provide resistance and wear qualities equal to general decorative paints. The method of application will depend directly on the type of paint selected.

Conditioning  The moisture content of Medite Premier FR Euroclass B & C is in the range of 5 - 9% at the time of manufacture. Changes in dimensions of wood and wood-based sheet materials occur due to changes in relative humidity. For this reason, Medite Premier FR Euroclass B & C panels should be conditioned to the final environment for two to three days before cutting and fixing.

Authority Medite Premier FR Euroclass B & C (EN 13823 +EN 11925-2) is manufactured under an NSAI registered I.S. EN ISO 9001 quality management system.

Supply Medite Premier FR Euroclass B & C is produced in the following standard panel sizes: CLASS C - 1220 x 2440 and 1220 x 3050mm in 4, 6, 9,12, 15,18 and 25mm thicknesses. CLASS B - 1220 x 2440 and 1220 x 3050mm in 6, 12, 15, 18 and 25mm thicknesses. Other thicknesses and panel sizes by special request.

Fire rating  certification available on request.

Service For further information and/or technical advice regarding processing and painting/finishing of Medite Premier FR Euroclass B & C, please contact Medite Technical Support Personnel through any of our European offices. +44 (0) 1322 424900
+31 (0) 475 399740                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        +353 (0) 51 832700
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All Medite MDF products supplied for use in the construction and civil engineering industries are CE marked according to the requirements of the harmonized European standard for wood based panels EN 13986. This provides the necessary assurance to customers and users that Medite conforms with the European MDF standard, EN 622-5 and meets all the essential requirements for the Construction Products Directive that are relevant to the product.

In accordance with the provisions of Third Party Certification required within the Final Regulations Order of the Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) all Medite MDF products are CARB Phase 2 Compliant. The approved Third Party Certifier (TPC) Entwicklungs- und Pruflabor Holztechnologie GmbH (EPH – TPC No W-08-010) is contracted by Medite to perform the quarterly assessment of the factory production control and to have the stipulated formaldehyde tests carried out by the accredited EPH test laboratory.

For information regarding availability of other Medite products, please contact Medite Europe sales personnel. The results as listed left are the minimum specification requirements for all flame retardant Medium Density Fibreboard manufactured by Medite Europe. All board parameters are in compliance with EN 622 parts 1 & 5. As part of the Medite Europe product development programme, the right to modify product specifications without notice is reserved. Medite Premier FR conforms to E1 formaldehyde levels as well as also complying with the lower levels required by CARB phase 2.

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