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Coloured MDF

Through Coloured MDF
  • 8mm-30mm thick
  • Available in 10 colours
  • Uniformity of colour throughout
  • Environmentally friendly & non-toxic
  • Moisture resistant
  • Excellent for deep and heavily patterned CNC machining
  • Mechanical resistance 30% higher than standard MDF
  • Also available fire retardant to EN 13501 Class B,s2-d0

Overview

In the production of coloured MDF natural pigments are mixed with the wood fibres before the board is pressed to make it 100% through-coloured. The MDF produced using this process offers a uniform coloured piece of wood, equally resistant to daylight and to artificial light.

Articles produced using coloured MDF will only require a clear finish to seal the surface once the panels have been given a finishing sand. This will bring out the full colour, which is integrated into the very fibres of the panel.

Every care is taken to ensure the colour of an individual panel is within internal controls, although some variations in colour or hue may occur as the individual wood fibres take up varying amounts of the dye. Some colours more susceptible to colour variations than others, as is the case with any product manufactured using a dyeing process.

Use of panels from within the same batch of a single thickness along with careful selection before final incorporation will minimize this natural characteristic and offer the best possibility of achieving uniformity of colour throughout your project.

Range of colours

Below is the range of colours available in Colour Extra, moisture-resistant, deep rout through-coloured MDF

In detail

Winwood Products is a coloured MDF supplier offering the following range of colours:

Colour Extra

(Moisture resistant, deep rout coloured MDF):

This coloured MDF is dyed with organic pigments. It is not only moisture resistant, but also has excellent deep rout properties and mechanical resistance around 30% higher than standard MDF panels. It can be cut & shaped in great detail using standard woodworking tools.

The high melamine content in the makeup of the panel acts as a lubricant, and offers an extremely high level of performance, giving this coloured MDF panel excellent machining properties.

Supplied as pallets/loose sheets, with stock items generally delivered within 2-3 days

  8mm 12mm 16mm 19mm 30mm
2440 x 1220mm *90 (45) *60 (30) *45 (24) *39 (21) *24 (12)
2440 x 1830mm 60 (30) 40 (20) 30 (18) 26 (14) 14 (8)
3660 x 1220mm 60 (30) 40 (20) 30 (18) 26 (14) 16 (8)
3660 x 2440mm 30 (16) 20 (10) 15 (8) 13 (7) 8 (4)

Items marked * generally available in most colours for immediate delivery in split or full pallet quantities

Some thicknesses in size 3660x1220mm & 2440x1830mm typically also available - black & greys only, in minimum 10 sheets per item

Non-stock panel sizes available to special order in full or half-pallet quantities, typically within 4-6 weeks. (Number in brackets denotes half-pallet quantiy per item)

Colour FR-B

(Flame retardant, moisture resistant, deep rout coloured MDF)

While we can coat relatively small quantities of Colour Extra in a clear intumescent lacquer to upgrade its fire reaction rating to EN 13501 Class B, this process is not always a viable option, e.g. if the panels are to be recut or otherwise serviced after supply.

As an alternative special resins can be incorporated during the manufacturing process to produce the following flame retardant coloured MDF, which achieves a fire reaction rating of EN 13501 Class B-s2,d0, in addition to offering the normal characteristics of Colour Extra

This option is manufactured to special order in single pallet quantities of 8mm & 19mm thickness in black, dark grey & light grey, or 10m3 per item of any other thickness.

Approximate minimum quantities per thickness are shown below:

  8mm 12mm 16mm 19mm 30mm
2440 x 1220mm 90 300 225 39 120
2440 x 1830mm 60 200 150 26 80
3660 x 1220mm 60 200 150 26 80
3660 x 2440mm 30 100 75 13 40

NB: The colour generally tends to be slightly darker due to the flame retardant resins used in its production

Special colours

Special colours can be manufactured to order in minimum 90m³ per colour/thickness, but can be supplied in a mixture of standard panel sizes (see below approximate area per thickness)

NB: This facility is offered strictly subject to the limitations of the dyeing process, e.g. it is not possible to achieve a specific RAL colour or white.

Minimum order quantity for special colours:

  8mm 12mm 16mm 19mm 30mm
Minimum quantity 11,250m³ 7,500m³ 5,625m³ 4,700m³ 3,000m³

NB: Subject to colour being feasible

Information

Finishing:

As is the case with all wood products, coating with water-based finishes will tend to leave the board similar to its unfinished colour, while oil and AC/cellulose coatings will tend to darken the product somewhat.

, and if the quantity is viable we can also supply the panels prefinished with clear lacquer (water-based or AC/cellulose). We also offer flame-retardant coatings that will upgrade the panel to fire rating EN 13501 Class B, and can incorporate non-sacrificial anti-graffiti characteristics where required.

Surface & edge machining:

We can cut the panels to size or pattern & machine/profile/drill as required. Virtually any pattern can be produced from a CAD drawing in single or multiple sheets of this high-grade coloured MDF

CNC and hand controlled routers, spindle moulders or other power tools may be used in order to produce stunning, colourful products, as can be seen under the heading "Examples of the products in use".

The patterns produced (along with any viable special design you can create) can be supplied pre-machined in their raw state, or we can supply them prefinished if preferred. NB: The images shown were machined and clear finished with no further pre-treatment. 

Further surfacing options:

All coloured MDF panel types can all be overlaid with our full range of veneers, high pressure laminates (HPL), and other surface coatings, for instance linoleum for use as counter tops

It is also possible to bond multiple colours together and/or incorporate other materials into a composite, e.g. plywood.

Technical details:

8mm 12mm 16mm 19mm 30mm Standard
Thickness tolerance (mm) ±0.2 ±0.2 ±0.2 ±0.3 ±0.3 N/A
Average density (kg/m³) 850 820 800 790 740 EN 323
Average weight (kg/m²) 6.80 9.84 12.80 15.01 22.20 EN 323
Formeldehyde level - dry (mg/100g) = E1 ≤8 ≤8 ≤8 ≤8 ≤8 EN 120
Bending strength (N/mm²) 42 40 38 38 36 EN 310
Modulus of elasticity (N/mm²) 3400 3200 3100 3100 3000 EN 310
Thickness swell (%) - in 24 hours 12 10 8 8 7 EN 317
Internal bond (N/mm²) 0.80 0.80 0.75 0.75 0.75 EN 319
Thickness swell after cyclic test* (%) 19 16 15 15 15 EN 321
Internal bond after cyclic test* (N/mm²) 0.30 0.25 0.20 0.20 0.15 EN 321

*Cyclic test carried out according to EN 321
(In water for 70hrs ±1 @ 20°C ±1 ... in freezer for 24hrs ±1 @ -12 to-25 °C ... in oven for 70hrs ±1 @ 70°C ±2)