How We Keep Our Particle Board Durable and Perfect for You

Timber Products Company’s composite panels are the ideal choice for a wide range of applications. All particle board products:

Edge banding
  • Resist warping, sagging, and chip-out
  • Provide excellent machinability and screw-holding power
  • Contain 100% post-industrial recycled/recovered fiber
  • Carry the FSC Chain of Custody certification

Our Encore line is a no-added formaldehyde (NAF) particle board manufactured from recycled wood residuals. Encore is an ideal sustainable design particle board (SDP) for indoor applications on LEED projects or anywhere that indoor air quality is a primary goal. The panels are MR10-rated, available in industrial, M2 and M3i grades, and can be used for shelving, countertops, laminated melamine, office furniture, stair tread, and any other applications where particle board is typically used.

Timber Products’ particle board production process:

  • Utilizes a pMDI resin system
  • Meets the most stringent formaldehyde emission standards in the world
  • Adheres to ANSI standards (verified by third-party testing)

Terry Velasco, General Manager of our Ampine facility explains the benefits of Encore: “One of the big selling points to Encore, besides being an NAF product, is the raw material we use, the Ponderosa pine. The color is lighter than Doug fir particle board, and it’s much easier on tooling (sawing, routers) than a Doug fir product because the tree fibers yield a bit better.”

The Ampine composite panel board manufacturing plant produces particle board sheets up to 5-feet wide and 24-feet long, and any custom size in between. As an added value, our plant can also create particle board shelving using an in-house edge-banding machine.

“First we run a 16-foot panel through a gang ripsaw that cuts it down into strips,” Velasco explained. “Then we feed the strips into our edge banding machine, a Biesse Stream machine, that puts a radiused edge on it like the edge of a countertop or a table would have.

“After that process is done, the machine applies tape to the edge of the bullnose to give it a nice, clean paintable edge. Our machine runs at about 82-feet a minute; we can produce almost a mile of shelving per hour, and the machine runs 24/7.”

Timber Products Company manufactures particle board substrates in a variety of grades to fit customer needs including underlayment, door core, commercial, industrial, and specialty. We can also produce thicknesses, widths and lengths that are not available in plywood.

Learn more about Timber Products' composite panel options like MDF and Apex, or download technical specs and additional information about Timber Products Encore particle board.

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