TMI sources raw materials from the best industry vendors based on strict requirements, including competitive pricing, quality materials, and excellent customer service. As a result, we offer our customers high-quality finished products which meet their individual design needs and budget requirements.
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Veneer Core Plywood
Industrial Grade Particleboard
Meeting or exceeding the American National Standard ANSI A208.1 Grade M2 minimum physical property requirements, TMI particleboards are engineered to succeed in the laminate casework marketplace.
Density: Average 45-50 lbs/ft3
Screw Hold Face: 202 lbs.
Screw Hold Edge: 180 lbs.
TMI Particleboard is available with attributes including No Added Formaldehyde (NAF), Moisture Resistant (MR), and with Certified FSC Chain-of-Custody wood (FSC-C018082).
Particleboard is the core material that is recommended by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) for laminate casework products.
Combination Core Plywood, also called ComboCore, combines MDF outer faces with veneer core plywood inner plies. The MDF surfaces provide a smooth surface to laminate, while the plywood inner-plies provide the strength of a more traditional plywood application.
TMI recognizes ComboCore Plywood as an exceptional substitution for traditional plywood, with characteristics that contribute to a high-quality laminate casework product including:
More Stable, Flat, and non-Warping
Ability to apply Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL)
More Budget Friendly
TMI ComboCore Plywood options are available with attributes including No Added Formaldehyde (NAF), and with Certified FSC Chain-of-Custody wood.
In the laminate casework industry, traditional veneer core plywood is not recommended as a viable core material by many manufacturers. The Architectural Woodwork Institute states that plywood will not be warrantied against deflection or delamination when utilized for door and drawer faces.
Veneer core plywoods tend to be unstable, in a manufacturing process that demands a stable, flat laminating surface. Thickness tolerances are not consistent, where accuracy is measured down to 1/10th of a millimeter. Thermally fused laminate (TFL) cannot be applied to plywood, in an industry in which the cost of finished goods is very important.
When veneer core plywoods are required, TMI recommends 9-ply birch hardwood plywood or an equivalent plywood solution.