July 29, 2009

Superior performance medium- and high-density fiberboard

Maplex is an environmentally responsible alternative to traditional wood building materials. Maplex P (Performance) is a high-density fiberboard with twice the bending and tensile strengths of birch plywood of the same thickness. Maplex C (Contour) is a medium-density board, ideal for forming and bending into smooth curves. Both types of Maplex can be machined, bent, rolled, formed, punched, and laminated, as well as stained, painted, printed, dyed, and coated with a wide variety of finishing products.

Maplex is made of thin plies of softwood tree fibers. These fibers undergo a unique process that increases their surface area, boosting their potential for hydrogen bonding. Heat and pressure are then applied, releasing moisture and creating a strong, pliable fiber matrix. Maplex is manufactured without the use of bleach, binders, formaldehyde, petroleum-based products, or other off-gassing chemicals. Because no resins are used, the formability and appearance of Maplex is superior to other fiberboard products.

Contact: Weidmann, St. Johnsbury, VT, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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