Lightweight particle board, made of poplar timber

poplar particleboard

Lightweight particle boardLightweight particle board poplar panels are unique both in their appearance and in their physical and mechanical properties. They have a compact core of environmentally-friendly poplar timber, and a fine surface with micro-particles with very light color, typical of the wood they are 100% made of.

The careful selection of poplar timber particles, mostly coming from trees discarded by sawmills and plywood producers, ensures excellent stability and high workability even at the edges, as well as ease of cutting, machining, milling, and molding processes. The inner layer is very compact and homogeneous and, thanks to peculiar poplar features, it allows long life to processing tools, as well as excellent screw-holding ability.

Lightness comes from raw material selection and a special production process: it simplifies handling and following manufacturing processes, and helps save shipping costs of finished products. Lightweight particle board poplar panels density goes down to 450/490 kg/m3 (compared to 550/650 kg/m3 of other kind of particle boards)!

Panels are suitable for finishing with melamine-impregnated papers, or coating with plastic laminates, finish foils, floors overlay, PVC, PP and veneers.

The standard dimensions most commonly produced are:
4220 x 1860 mm
4220 x 2070 mm
3760 x 1860 mm
3760 x 2070 mm
2800 x 2070 mm
Thickness ranges from 8 to 58 mm

Special sizes or thicknesses can be produced upon quotation and minimum quantity requirements.

Panels are available raw, melamine faced and veneered. Standard range or custom possibilities, upon request.

Bonding is made with certified urea-formaldehyde resin, suitable for panel use in dry conditions. The panel is compliant with Class 1, according to the requirements of EN 717-1 (single-value <= 8mgHCHO/100g – medium value <= 6.5 mgHCHO/100g) methodological standards EN 120, commercially known as E1.
Upon request, they also meets the requirements of the CARB 2 California Code of Regulation (FRO ATCM §93210.2 (a) Table 1, Phase 2) and TSCA Title VI – 40 CFR Part 770.

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Laminated blockboard, a durable decorative lumber core

Laminated Blockboard

One of the latest industrial applications on blockboard, consists in overlaying the panel with a durable decorative surface material, called continuous high pressure laminate (cHPL or CPL). This panel has special performance properties including chemical, fire, and wear resistance, which add to the well-known great features of blockboard.
Some of the most common enforcements are structures for upper and lower kitchen cabinets, workbenches, child room and office furniture, and all kinds of articles that require excellent resistance to scratch and hard use.

Trade names
Laminated blockboard, melamine-faced blockboard, formica laminate blockboard, laminated lumber core, melamine-impregnated film-coated block board.

Construction
cHPL with a thickness of 0,5 mm is laminated on blockboard with PVAc (D3) glue and is available with two kinds of raw panels as core material: the 3-ply or 5-ply construction (without any HDF), or with the 3-ply or 5-ply construction with a thin HDF under the laminate as per following pictures.
The thin HDF panel under the cHPL overlay totally eliminates any kind of telegraphing defects that might sometime appear on the veneer core, so it’s highly recommended.

Blockboard + HDF (3-ply) + cHPL laminate
Blockboard + HDF (3-ply) + cHPL laminate
Blockboard + poplar veneer + HDF (5-ply) + cHPL laminate
Blockboard + poplar veneer + HDF (5-ply) + cHPL laminate

cHPL laminates are available in a selected range of colors and wood grains and finishings, well integrated with the current trends and needs of the market.
Custom laminates are available upon request.

Design range

Finishing top coat range

  • Matt
  • Vertical Syncro
  • Horizontal Syncro
  • Silk
  • Quartz
  • Wood Pore
  • Metal

Standard sizes
3660×1840 mm (*)
3120×1840 mm
3660×2060 mm
(*) = most common size

Thickness
15, 18, 20, 25, 30 mm

Special sizes and thicknesses upon request.

Bonding of the faces is made with urea-formaldehyde glue (UF) (formerly called IF20), while the lumber core is bonded with PVAc (D3), in compliance with the provisions of the EN 314 standard.
After suitable treatment in view of resistance to humidity, the board complies to Class 1 requirements for the use of boards in dry environments (EN 636-1).
Class 2 (formerly called AW100 or MR) can also be produced upon request.
Formaldehyde emissions are below those established for Class E1 in conformity with the EN 636 standard. The low-emission class E1 panels do not cause a concentration of equilibrium in the air of the test chamber (defined in the EN 717-1 standard) greater than 0.1 ppm, the limit established by the World Health Organization for living and residential environments.

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5-layer blockboard, the light and stable lumber core

5-ply blockboard

5 ply Poplar Lumber CoreBlockboard (aka lumber core) is well known worldwide due to its characteristics of bending strength, lightness and screw-hold ability. As it’s a real solid-wood alternative to timber, suitable for the production of high-quality and long-lasting furniture and furnishings. It is commonly used for shutters (also with large dimensions), structural components (shoulders), long book shelves, partition walls and cabinet-making.
While most blockboard manufacturers worldwide are producing a 3-ply construction, in Italy it has been developed in the 5-ply construction, with two veneers on each side, in order to achieve the best surface stability and flatness.

Trade names
Blockboard, lumber core, lumber core plywood, commercial block board, Manufactured Board, single core board, Block Composite Board, battenboard, Tischlerplatte, Stabsperrholz, PDP, Mebloplato, Meubelplaat, Meubelpanelen, panneaux latté, alistonado, listellare, panforte, paniforte a listelli.

5-ply blockboardFeatures and advantages
– Excellent dimensional stability and moisture resistance.
– High bending strength.
– Light weight.
– High screw-holding resistance.
– Easy to work and cut, allowing long-term life to tools during processing.
– Suitable to be covered with plastic laminate or veneer.
– A real green alternative to solid wood, with good resistance to warping.
– To achieve maximum strength, it’s important to ensure that the core runs lengthways.

Composition
A. The center of the panel (blockboard core) is a solid slab generally made with side-glued lumber strips in the width of 28-38 mm; the most common are kiln-dried soft wood timber species used in the cores are poplar, spruce and pine.
B. The blockboard core (long-grain) is then glued under high pressure with two layers of crossband veneer sheets on each side, with parallel grain. The two layers of veneer are normally in poplar, with a minimum total thickness of about 2.5-3.5 mm per side.

Blockboard technical draw

Standard sizes
1300×3050 mm
1880×3140 mm
1880×3680 mm (*)
2070×2800 mm
2070×4200 mm
(*) = most common size

Thickness
14 to 30 mm
(other thicknesses are available with 3-ply or double-core construction)

Special sizes and thicknesses upon request.

Technical specifications
Thickness tolerance+/- 0,3 mm
Length tolerance+/- 5 mm
Width tolerance+/- 5 mm
Tolerance in squaring2 mm/m
Moisture content (at delivery)8-12%
Reaction to fire (EN 13501-1)D-s2,d0 – Dfl-s1
Density (EN 323) for poplar coreabout 420 kg/m3
Density (EN 323) for spruce coreabout 450 kg/m3

Bonding of the faces is made with urea-formaldehyde glue (UF) (formerly called IF20), while the lumber core is bonded with PVAc (D3), in compliance with the provisions of the EN 314 standard.
After suitable treatment in view of resistance to humidity, the board complies to Class 1 requirements for the use of boards in dry environments (EN 636-1).
Class 2 (formerly called AW100 or MR) can also be produced upon request.
Formaldehyde emissions are below those established for Class E1 in conformity with the EN 636 standard. The low-emission class E1 panels do not cause a concentration of equilibrium in the air of the test chamber (defined in the EN 717-1 standard) greater than 0.1 ppm, the limit established by the World Health Organization for living and residential environments.

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