Physical & Chemical Properties*
||Minimum tensile strength
perpendicular to surface (N/mm²)
of Rupture (N/mm²)
of Elasticity (N/mm²)
|> 6.0 to 9.0
||4 to 11
|> 9.0 to 12.0
||4 to 11
|> 12.0 to 19.0
||4 to 11
*ABNT NBR 15316-2 Medium Density Fiberboards - Part 2: Requirements for boards used in dry conditions
- Thickness < 19 mm: ± 0.2
- Thickness > 19 mm: ± 0.3 mm
- Length and Width: ± 2 mm/m linear, to the maximum of 5 mm
- Squareness: 2 mm/m
- Straightness: 1.5 mm/m
Classification of Emission of Formaldehyde: Class E-2
||9, 12, 15, 18
The Eucafibra MDF is supplied in panels stacked on pallets, according to the measures requested. To ensure the quality of the product, the packaging contains strips, angle plates and protection on the upper and lower surfaces.
Transportation and Handling
The pallets must be transported with forklifts or similar equipment, to avoid knocking the ends of the panels.
The floor of the body of the transporting truck must be clean, dry, even and without nails and screws sticking out or overlapping panels. Possible free spaces must be sealed. For greater safety, the stacks must be blocked and supported by fastening cables. The points of the panels which undergo the action of these cables should be protected by angle plates.
During the route in a transporting truck with open bodywork, protect the product against rain with an impermeable tarpaulin. Grain trucks must have the grain outlet closed to avoid rain entering during the journey.
Avoid panel excess, mainly when there are no mechanized means of unloading (fork lifts). When unloading or moving the panels, avoid their being dragged, knocked or subject to any friction.
The storage must be executed in a covered place, protected from bad weather and far from sources of humidity and heat.
The panels must be stacked horizontally, on a firm, level base raised from the floor by means of suitable wedges. It is advisable that the maximum distance between the wedges is 50 cm. Avoid alternate stacking of panels with large differences in dimensions. The maximum stacking must be 6 meters high.
Avoid placing hard objects (metals, concrete, wood) on the panels or letting them come into contact with products which may alter their natural features (grease, oil, cement, etc.).
Place a suitable number of wedges, increasing the quantity for panels which are not so thick. Careful: the wedges must always have the same height, with a length equal to the width of the panels.
In hot places it is advisable to place a discard board on the stack, both in storage and movement during the processing, to reduce the effect of the heat which affects the surface of the material, so that no humidity is lost on the exposed surface, with ensuing imbalance, which can deform the panel.
Avoid excessive stocking time so as not to cause deformation by gain/loss of humidity.
The panels should be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth.
Do not use abrasive products as steel sponge, soap, etc.