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Prime MDF FR

Prime FR MDF and Prime FR MDF Black are a BRANZ-tested medium density fibreboard specifically manufactured to include flame retardants. This dramatically improves their fire resistance and spread of flame qualities when compared with standard MDF and most other timber–based sheet products.

When used as a substrate on a pressed decorative panel such as veneer, it creates a striking negative detail.  This has been used to great effect on the new Christchurch Justice Precinct ceilings and wall panels.


Key Features
  • Flame retardant MDF
  • Natural MDF FR available in three lengths - 2440 x 1220 mm, thickness options of 12, 15 and 18mm
  • Natural MDFF FR larger sheets sizes of 2750 x 1220 mm and 3050 x 1220 mm are 12mm thick.
  • Black FR available in additional 2440 x 1220 mm and 2740 x 1200mm.  Panel thickness is 12mm.
  • Group 1-S in accordance with Clause C/VM2 of the New Zealand Building Code for vertically fixed wall panels
  • Prime FR MDF meets E1 for low formaldehyde
Environmental Choice (ECNZ) Licensed
ECNZ Licensed
Scope of Use
  • Interior use only
  • Wall linings
  • Kitchen, bathroom and laundry cabinets
  • Commercial and residential furniture
  • Wardrobes and shelving
  • Shop fittings and displays
Limitations on Use
  • Prime FR MDF and Prime FR MDF Black is for interior use only
  • Should not be used in areas exposed to high moisture and humidity levels, or in areas in regular contact with water
  • Any exposed substrate should be sealed before service
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  • Prime FR MDF and Prime FR MDF Black meet the New Zealand Building Regulations standards for Fire Retardant panelling (ISO5660), yielding a Group 1S result
  • Meets New Zealand Building regulations standards for flame retardant board (ASNZ 1530.3)
  • Rated E1 for its formaldehyde levels
Other Performance Attributes
  • Environmental Choice certified
  • FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) sourced
BRANZ Appraised
BRANZ Appraised
C Protection from Fire compliant
Protection from Fire
Interior Fire Rating 1S
Data Sheet
Material Safety Data Sheet
BRANZ Fire Test Report
Fire Testing

New Zealand Panels Group offer a wide collection of decorative interior panels and benchtop surfaces through its Prime Panels and Bestwood brands, and thermoform and custom finishing via Dezignatek.

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