UNIBOARD LAUNCHES NEW LD-1 AND LD-2 DOOR CORE PARTICLEBOARD COMPLIANT WITH ANSI A208.1-1999 STANDARD
GordonPly to be preferred partner for distribution of the product in Québec, Ontario and Atlantic Canada
Laval, Québec, February 3, 2009 —Uniboard is pleased to launch its brand new product, an LD-1 and LD-2 Door Core particleboard designed for manufacturing interior doors for commercial and residential construction. Uniboard is proud to supply this product to door manufacturers through distributor GordonPly, which has an exclusive agreement covering the Québec, Ontario and Atlantic Canada region.
Uniboard, a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, is proud to announce that its manufacturing plant in Sayabec, Mont Joli, Québec, will produce the Door Core particleboard, compliant with the ANSI A208.1-1999 standard. The Composite Panel Association (CPA) has certified that the LD-1 and LD-2 board produced by our Sayabec plant passed all physical and mechanical tests and was thereby compliant with the 20-minute fire-rating test.
In addition, Uniboard’s particleboard products are certified to be Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) CPA 3-08. These standards are equal to those stated in the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Phase 1 standard, in effect since January 1, 2009. They contain 100% recycled pre-consumer wood fibre, which saves trees and avoids landfill. Door Core particleboard can also be manufactured using a process that adds no urea formaldehyde.
LD1 and LD 2 particleboard allows building professionals to earn LEED credits and points in two categories: Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ 4.4) and Materials and Resources (MR 4.1, 4.2, 5.1 and 5.2).
Visit the Uniboard website, www.uniboard.com, for comprehensive technical specifications or to view the material safety data sheet for our brand new Door Core particleboard.
Uniboard is a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, with installed capacity of over 900 million square feet of raw particleboard, high- and medium- density fibreboard, over 50% of which is converted into value-added melamine and laminated flooring products. Uniboard is the only producer of laminated flooring products in Canada. Its annual sales exceed $550 million and it employs close to 1,400 employees. Its products are sold to retailers, distributors and finished-goods manufacturers catering to the kitchen cabinet industry, the furniture industry, the renovation and construction industries, as well as to the floor covering industry. Uniboard is the largest supplier of thermofused melamine panels in North America. www.uniboard.com
Since 1948, Gordon Industrial Materials Ltd. has served the Canadian industry from its warehouses in Montréal and Toronto. An importer and distributor, GordonPly stores wood products by the best manufacturers, which is why GordonPly has partnered with Uniboard to distribute Door Core particleboard.
For information, contact:
Richard Lépine, Uniboard, Research and Development
Phone: 450 973-7292
Lise Plante, Uniboard, Product Manager
Phone: 450 973-7270
Or your Uniboard Sales representative
Roger Green, GordonPly, General Manager
Maureen Gagné, GordonPly, Product Manager
255 Benjamin Hudon
1 800 567-6780