Apex, Redefined and Reimagined

Laying a solid foundation is important for any structure, whether it is pouring concrete for a building or selecting panels for a set of cabinets. The foundation serves to hold everything together—to keep a structure straight and worry-free for years. For interior applications such as furniture, cabinets and displays, Apex composite wood panels from the Ampine division of Timber Products Company serve this purpose. When you have a difficult application that will have to hold up despite constant hard use, Apex is your best choice.

New apex 2017

At Timber Products, we offer particle board, MDF and Apex panels. Of these three, Apex is the strongest and most durable and also brings a wealth of additional qualities. While it was released last year, Apex has been reformulated in 2017 to have a density similar to standard MDF, but retain higher physical properties. Apex has nearly twice the screw hold rating as MDF (about 400 pounds compared to 230 pounds) while also sporting a higher internal bond and modulus of elasticity. With its superior smoothness and machinability, Apex is ideal as a core for paint, veneer, melamine or high-pressure laminate.

Apex excels when put to the test on demanding applications. The higher modulus of elasticity means that Apex will not bend or sag as easily as MDF. With its machinability, higher screw hold rating and water resistance, it can be put through the wringer as needed and still keep its shape and look.

Our Apex MR50 and Apex FR also make a return this year. The Apex FR can be used where Class 1 flame-retardant material is required, like in airport terminal kiosks, for example. Similarly, Apex MR50 is back and ready for applications that require a higher form of moisture resistance, such as kitchen and bathroom cabinets or locker rooms. Apex is even being considered for concrete forms because of the moisture rating and smoothness.

Apex offers high-quality composite panels at a competitive price. As Bob Brown, our Director of Sales for Composite Panels says, "The mill developed a way to reformulate Apex, and feedback has been very, very good. Nothing but positive."

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