European Panel Federation

Hardboard

Hard fiberboards are formed with fibre of wood and made by high pressure compression and temperature during a pressing process. The high density boards satisfy the most demanding applications as a result of tempering or other treatments that achieve great physical and mechanical characteristics and excellent dimensional stability. Raw and lacquered hardboard panels are used in many applications including construction, packaging, furniture, upholstery, door skins, toys, and automobile and caravan interiors. NFB hardboard is required for packaging of fruits, vegetables and mineral water bottles because it is a natural product.

The unique wet-process production system involved in the NFB hardboard manufacture assembles a smooth side and a mesh pattern on the reverse – which is valued by the packaging industry as an anti-skid surface. In addition, special NFB hardboard can be produced for roof underlay board applications with very high resistance to humidity and water absorption.

NFB hardboard is available in a wide range of products and thicknesses to satisfy customer requirements and is also used in highly specialized applications, including perforated boards for moulding. NFB producers can offer customers additional special services including cut to size, and drilling and milling.