Phenenex HDF

Our new product Phenenex HDF (phenol enriched HDF) is a result of a long experience and work with boards and other materials for outdoor use. The product and a method for its production is patented and all the details can be found here.
The core of the procedure is penetration of the glue in the boards in order to improve some features. The picture clearly showes the penetration.
After many tests of the new product it was clear that there are many advantages with it:

  • Better water resistance due to the higher density, for example if the swelling is around 14 % it reduces to apr. 5 % after the treatment.
  • The use of the phenol formaldehyde in the treatment results in lower formaldehyde emission after the hardening and the lower formaldehyde emission from the final product.
  • Great painting surface that is compact and hard. Since the glue is pressed into and penetrates deep into the structure of the board the surface becomes better for painting even after grinding. The tests show that the treated board layer protects the paint underneath, ie. prevents the paint to peel off.
  • Very good result gains when painted with water based collors.
  • High density of the product means less fibre rising while painting, especially in milled-out grooves on the board.
  • Great potential in adaptation of the product to the customer´s needs and wishes. The temperature, pressure and time, also base material and binder can adjusts so that the final quality meet specific requirements in terms of higher density, improved water resistance and better painting surface. Moreover can these improvements result in lower production costs and other rationalization in the board user´s production.

Range of uses

Phenenex HDF board is suitable for use within areas with very high demand for water resistance, for example exterior doors, windows, french windows, facade materials, joineries, etc.
MB Ädelträ AB has a very long experience in the door industry. Some of the large companies in the industry have done extensive testing and completely finished exterior doors which clearly show the benefits of the new product.
When it comes to construction industry, the board has been tested within concreting. Today the concreting moulds are made of plywood coated with phenolic layer. With our method the phenolic resin penetrates into the existing material so the material becomes protected much deeper, not just on the surface and has much longer durability.

The material can also be used as surface cladding in wet rooms or in electrical applications in which high demands are placed upon water resistance, such as in order to replace bakelite.

Another range of use can be kitchen and bath interiors where painting of cabinet doors usually cause fibre raising and extensive work to get a perfectly painted surface. With the treated board some problems are avoided, the process is simplified and the production time is shortened.

Glued HDF

Many door manufacturers in Scandinavia are using water resistant HDF boards in their production of exterior doors. This board is compact, has a high degree of density and high moisture resistance. It is preferable in environments that are exposed to increased humidity and large temperature differences. Its quality also provides great opportunities for milling and painting. This board is used to manufacture our product glued HDF. In the gluing process we use 3.2 mm and 4.0 mm thick boards because they are most compact and have a high density throughout the board. The glue used in the process helps to make the boards even more compact.

Glass frames (made of glued HDF)

The glued HDF board was the basis for this new product in the door industry. The production started in 1998 by MB Ädelträ AB in close collaboration with customers and suppliers. Glass frames are made with great precision regarding thickness and dimension. After CNC milling the frames are polished to provide a perfect surface for finishing (with primer and paint).

Within this category of products we also offer contract milling / grinding/painting.