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Hardboard (Standard and Tempered)

Hardboard has many of the desirable characteristics of wood but is without the defects found in wood. It is grainless, knotless and will not easily split or splinter.

It can also be bent, curved or moulded to various shapes and has good machining properties, nail-ability and high internal bond strength for gluing. These important benefits — along with high structural strength, good dimensional stability, durability, resistance to abrasion and a smooth surface — make hardboard ideal for use in the furniture, door manufacturing, construction, automotive, floor underlay and packaging industries.


Standard Hardboard:

  • 3.2mm — 2400 x 1200mm
  • 4.8mm —2400 x 1200mm
  • 6.4mm — 2440 x 1220mm

Tempered Hardboard:

  • 4.8mm — 2440 x 1220mm


  • Raw 4.8mm — 2440 x 1220mm
  • White 4.8mm — 2440 x 1220mm
  • White 4.8mm — 1200 x 1200mm
  • White 4.8mm — 1200 x 600mm


  • Underlay 5.0mm — 1220x915mm
Key Features
  • Smooth, grainless, knotless
  • Does not split, crack or splinter 
  • Structurally strong and durable
  • Easily painted
  • Superior racking strength
Scope of Use

Appropriate applications include partitioning, automotive interiors, shop fitting, doors, wall panelling, built-in cupboards, and packaging.

Material Safety Data Sheet: Standard
Material Safety Data Sheet: Tempered
Testing: AS/NZS 4266:16 Formaldehyde Emission
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