Quality is more than appearance
MDF, or Medium Density Fiberboard, is part of a family of environmentally friendly engineered wood products also known as Composite Wood Products.
In the past 50 years, the shortage of many resources caused the combination of modern technology and environmental concern to come together to initiate a massive recycling campaign, which resulted in a major industry for residual, recovered and recycled wood.
In the family of products that followed, the manufacture of particleboard and MDF has grown steadily over the years, and the results have been dramatic – a wiser use of our forest resources and the manufacture of a product that is increasingly at the heart of today’s furniture, cabinets, and other wood products, like Pac Trim® mouldings.
Particleboard and MDF plants like this one help to divert millions of tons of residual wood from North America’s landfills every year. Engineered wood products are natural organic, recyclable and renewable. By choosing MDF, you support the recovery and recycling of millions of tons of wood chips, shavings, sawdust, and even post-consumer and urban wood-like pallets and construction waste every year.
The introduction and use of Composite Wood Products has become a key component in the reduction of modern waste recycling and has proven to be a positive and sustainable measure for the wood products industry today. Responsible forest practices and environmental concerns are linked in a partnership that is working. The technology of Engineered Wood helps this partnership succeed.
We at Pac Trim® are dedicated to making quality products that meet consumer needs in a way that is environmentally sound.
Pac Trim® is made with Medium Density Fiberboard. MDF is designed with superior attributes not found in solid wood.
Typically, wood shavings, chips and sawdust that remain after a tree is milled into lumber are collected, cleaned and refined to create uniform particles or fibers. Excess moisture is removed and an adhesive resin is added. The combination of 92 percent wood and 8 percent resin, on average, is formed into long thick mats, which are then compressed under intense heat and pressure. Progress at each stage is closely monitored by computers, which can measure the slightest variations that even the human eye cannot detect.
The resulting wood panels are laboratory-tested for uniformity, strength, screw retention and other structural qualities, as required to meet the stringent American National Standards Institute standard for furniture and cabinet grade wood panel products.
These panels are then moulded and primed for use by consumers.
Pac Trim® mouldings are manufactured from the finest medium density fiberboard available and treated with PacPrime®, a unique coating that accepts any type of construction grade paint.
The process employed in the actual moulding and priming of Pac Trim® is state-of-the-art when compared to existing industry standards. Many hours of research and development with coatings, surface preparation, and moulding techniques have produced a product that is virtually unsurpassed by all others.
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) is a multi-disciplinary scientific and internationally recognized neutral third-party evaluation, testing and certification organization. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of the economy, including agricultural production, forestry, energy production, natural resource extraction industries, consumer products manufacturing and retailing and the building and construction sectors.
Their Environmental Claims Certification Program is the nations first scientific program for independently verifying the accuracy of environmental claims on products. This program highlights manufacturers efforts to improve selected environmental attributes of their products. Through independent auditing and certification, SCS has documented environmental claims such as -recycled content- and -biodegradability- appearing on hundreds of products and has educated manufacturers, retailers and the public about the proper use of -green- marketing claims.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organization founded to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the worlds forests. It is an association of representatives from environmental and social groups, the timber trade and the forestry profession, indigenous organizations, community forestry groups and forest product certification organizations from around the world.
The Forest Stewardship Council has introduced an international labeling scheme for forest products, which provides a credible guarantee that the product comes from a well-managed forest. All forest products carrying the FSC logo have been independently certified as coming from forests that meet the FSC Principles and Criteria of Forest Stewardship. The forest inspections are carried out by a number of FSC accredited certification bodies which are evaluated and monitored to ensure their competence and credibility.
Pacific MDF Products / Canadian MDF Products is proud to be SCS Certified in all of our production facilities.