STATE OF THE ART

Building the world’s highest capacity straw fibre MDF board & value add integrated factory. Alberta BioBord has designed a project to manufacture 450 MILLION square feet of 3/4" equivalent thick medium density fibreboard (MDF) using wheat straw as the raw material to meet a third of the current North American MDF market shortage. The Main Factory building envelope footprint of approximately 1 Million square feet!

PERFORMANCE & DURABILITY

Straw based MDF board is extremely versatile and perfectly suited for uses where precision tolerance plus stability are essential. BioBord is designed for engineered and specific uses. It is ideal for flaw free laminates and real wood veneers. It is particularly suited, with its light colour, to photographing and finishing with Aluminum Oxide for laminate flooring. It is perfect for high production required in 6mm and 8mm boards for a variety of products such as laminated flooring where moisture resistance is especially important. It is also extremely useful in ready to assemble furniture (RTA) and there will be no formaldehyde emissions from water resistant countertops. It will be particularly beneficial in manufactured homes, travel trailers & composite housing. What makes Biobord so useful is it is bonded with formaldehyde free polyurethane resin (so no off-gassing) which adds the high degree of moisture resistance. That is a big factor in products like countertops and all types of flooring, especially laminated flooring. In fact all the following reasons make it a superior board:

  • Reliability – more consistency
  • Perfect board tolerances
  • Wide density range possible
  • Quality machinability
  • Minimal swell; high moisture resistance
  • High internal bond, density and strength

MAIN MDF PLANT

PROJECT ESTIMATED AT $750,000,000 - $1,200,000,000

IMPORTANT POINTS
DIEFFENBACHER