Roseburg Forest Products has launched Armorite Exterior MDF (medium density fiberboard).
Armorite is a no-added formaldehyde MDF panel that resists moisture, rot, decay, and insects (including Formosan termites).
The new product was engineered with machinability in mind and provides the best performance in the market for profiling, cutting, and custom designs.
Roseburgh said that fabricators will appreciate all the design flexibility they are accustomed to with interior MDF panels, but with the additional benefit of withstanding the rigors of exterior environments, high moisture, and humidity.
Armorite is manufactured from Western softwoods and provides superior strength with less weight, ensuring easy nailing, machining, and finishing.
The proprietary biocidal treatment process results in a product that conforms to the International Building Code and International Residential Code, having been evaluated for weather-, termite-, and decay-resistance; corrosion; and structural properties (ICC-ESR-4012).
Armorite is available with the option of FSC or SFI certification and contains 92% pre-consumer recycled content.
Roseburg recommends the product for exterior cabinetry, countertops, signage, furniture, garage doors, shutters, raised panels, wall panels, non-structural paint-grade millwork, outdoor games and sports.
The product is sold through independent distributors throughout North America and is backed by a 10-year limited warranty.