Weyerhaeuser MDF (Plum Creek)

When it comes to value, what really counts is not how much the MDF cost, but how much it costs to use. Not all MDF panels are alike and may differ by wood species, fiber size, binders, density and consistency. All of these factors have a significant impact on key elements of your processing cost, including:

  • Cutting-tool life
  • Machine center throughput speed and amp load
  • Machined profile quality as it relates to the need for sanding, filling and other steps prior to finishing
  • Amount/thickness of coating or laminating material required for adequate coverage
  • Defect rates
  • Labor