Overview Specifications Sustainability

MedexMedex® represents the highly versatile ideal of Roseburg Sustainable Design Fiberboard (SDF)*. Medex® is a powerful combination of moisture resistance, superior MDF board properties, and a formaldehyde free adhesive system. Medex® has a rock solid track record of superior design capabilities and environmental stewardship around the world.

  • No added formaldehyde resin system
  • Especially suitable in interior applications where moisture is a concern, Medex does succeed in the 6 cycle accelerated aging test
  • Superior physical properties to standard MDF. Truly high performance screwholding and MOR capabilities, among others
  • Pre-consumer recycled wood content
  • FSC® Mix Credit Certified - available option
  • Potential LEED® 2009 credit support: MRc4, 5, 7 & IEQc4.4
  • Potential LEED® v4 credit support: Materials & Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Meets CARB ATCM 93120 Phase 2 emission limits - CARB NAF Exempt
  • Third party certification - SCS, ECC
  • CHPS Compliant - California section 01350 approved
  • Developed, manufactured with pride, and first offered in 1989 by our plant in Medford, OR
  • Limitations: Medex is not suitable for structural applications, exterior siding or exterior trim


*Sustainable Design Fiberboard products include a broad range of high quality MDF products manufactured by Roseburg to meet or exceed the most stringent global emission standards. Applications for SDF include cabinetry, furniture, moldings and millwork.

Medex® is a sustainable, moisture-resistant, medium density fiberboard (MDF) panel utilizing a formaldehyde-free adhesive system and pre-consumer recycled wood fiber. Medex® is engineered for interior high moisture areas in non-structural applications and is used in place of sanded plywood or solid wood. With the versatility of a superior composite wood panel and the enhancement of indoor air quality, Medex® has been specified in hundreds of commercial, institutional and conservator projects since the 1980’s.

Features & Benefits

  • Awarded CARB NAF Exemption due to formaldehyde-free adhesive system
  • Significantly exceeds standard MDF physical properties
  • Meets physical properties of ANSI A208.2-2009 Grade 155 MR50
  • Passes ASTM D1037-96a six-cycle accelerated aging test
  • FSC® certified panels available upon request

Mill Capabilities

  • Panels available in 4’ and 5’ widths and lengths up to 18’
  • Thicknesses ranging from 1/4” - 1-1/4”
  • Available in higher densities with a minimum order requirement
  • Minimum order may be required for some sizes

Handling & Installation

  • Store indoors on a flat, level surface with adequate support to prevent sagging
  • Refer to Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) for fabrication and installation procedures
  • For best results, Medex should be conditioned to the environment 48-72 hours prior to installation

Finishing Instructions

Guidelines for commercial signage applications are available on our website or by request from Roseburg.

How to Specify

Industrial Grade Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), manufactured with a formaldehyde-free adhesive system which meets physical properties of ANSI A208.2-2009 Grade 155 specifications.

Limitations

Medex® is not suitable for structural applications, exterior siding or exterior trim.

Click here to download Technical Specifications.

Ask your Roseburg MDF sales representative for more information.

Sustainable AttributeSupporting DocumentationQualifying StatementApplicable Green Building
Standard or Credit

Certified Wood

SCS -CoC Certificate

When specified FSC® certified and purchased from a Chain of Custody certified supplier

LEED v3 (2009) - MRc7 - Certified Wood

LEED v4 - Building product disclosure and optimization - Sourcing of raw materials

Recycled Content

SCS Recycled Content Certificate

SCS Recycled Content Certificate for Medite FR and Arreis FR only

All Roseburg MDF products are third-party certified for pre-consumer recycled content.

LEED v3 (2009) - MRc4 Recycled Content

LEED v4 - Building product disclosure and optimization - Sourcing of raw materials

Low-emitting Material

SCS NAF Certificate

Arreis, Medite II, Medex, Medite FR and PermaCore are no-added formaldehyde (NAF)

LEED v3 (2009) - EQc4.4

LEED v4 - Low emitting materials

CARB Compliance

TPC-1 ECC Third-party certification

CARB NAF Exemption - California Executive Order

Arreis, Medite II, Medex, Medite FR, PermaCore and FibrLite Free have a CARB NAF Exemption

 

Regional Materials

Harvest and Manufacturing region - company letter

Qualifies when project is within 500 miles (LEED v3) or 100 miles (LEED v4) of Roseburg region identified on map

LEED v3 (2009) - MRc5 Regional Materials

LEED v4 - Building product disclosure and optimization

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Roseburg verification document.

Industry-wide MDF EPD

MDF EPD Transparency Brief

Valued as 1/2 of a product. Use Verification document to demonstrate that Roseburg product qualifies for this credit.

LEED v4 - Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declaration

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