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Carter Holt Harvey have recently welcomed a new product to their wood panels products range - fire resistant, environmentally sustainable ARREIS® FR MDF. ARREIS FR is a Group 1 flame retardant Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) panel precision-milled from 100% recycled wood waste. It also boasts a formaldehyde free adhesive system, so it also has extremely low VOC emissions. The panel can be supplied FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certified upon request and can earn up to 4 Green Star Rating points.

ARREIS FR has a low flame spread and smoke development rate thanks to the retardant additive being blended with the fibre throughout the panel and meets the Group 1 Specification A2.4 C1.10 of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for heat and smoke release and ignitability. Other Carter Holt Harvey MDF panel products are Group 3.

  • Group 1 Specifications A2.4 C1.10 section 3 (c ) of the Building Code of Australia and tested in accordance with AS/NZS 3837:1998 at 50-kW/m2 at the CSIRO Division of Material Science and Engineering
  • 100% recycled wood fibre
  • FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certified panels available on request
  • F 4 star low formaldehyde emission (F4Star under JIS A 5905:2003)
  • Developers can earn up to an additional 4 Green Star Rating points
  • Sheet sizes of 1245 × 2465 mm in 6, 9, 12, 16, 18 and 25 mm thicknesses

ARREIS FR is as easy to work with as regular Customwood MDF. It cuts, drills and routs cleanly without splintering or chipping with standard wood working tools. ARREIS FR meets all the BCA fire hazard requirements to specification A2.4 and is perfect for use in commercial and public buildings where cement, steel and specialty grades of fire rated plasterboard are normally specified.

Applications are diverse and include wall and ceiling linings, display panels, acoustic panels, door components and counter tops. Suitable for use in Class 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9a, 9b, 9c buildings such as schools, libraries hospitals, theatres, offices, aged-care facilities, classrooms and other public spaces like art galleries and museums. ARREIS FR is also suitable for public corridors, fire exits, and lift cars where sprinklers are not used.

Available through Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia, ARREIS FR is a natural solution for your next project.

Posted on: 14 September 2009

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Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts

Locked Bag 4025

Chatswood, NSW, 2067

Tel: 132 321

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Tel: 132 321

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Tel: 1800 808 131

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