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PourMor High Performance MDO

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Roseburg PourMor HP MDO Concrete Forming PlywoodRoseburg PourMor High Performance MDO plywood is a concrete forming panel that is engineered with a high flow phenolic resin impregnated concrete forming medium density overlay (MDO) on one side. The resin system creates a strong, durable bond and a smooth, matte concrete finish that is highly alkaline resistant.

Roseburg PourMor High Performance Premium MDO plywood features a layer of hardwood veneer between the plywood veneer core and the MDO creating an elevated degree of durability and smoothness. Both panels provide matte finished surfaces for concrete that will be coated, painted and exposed.

Key Advantages

  • APA – Structural 1 available
  • APA – Group 1 rated face, back and core
  • Bonded with waterproof resin
  • MDO saturated with advanced phenolic resin formulation designed to enhance alkaline resistance
  • Creates smooth, matte concrete surface finish
  • May contribute to LEED credits for waste reduction and for material reuse
  • Edges are sealed to resist water absorption
  • Release agent applied at the facility
  • Reusable – long life-cycle performance


  • Length: 8'
  • Width: 4'
  • Thicknesses:19/32" - 5ply or 3/4" - 7ply
  • Face: Resin-impregnated concrete forming medium density overlay (MDO) with a facility-applied Nox-Crete™ release agent.
  • Core: C grade western softwood
  • Back: C grade western softwood or MDO
  • Adhesive: Fully water resistant phenolic glue


The protective Nox-Crete™ release agent increases panel life and aids in stripping and cleaning. PourMor HP panels may require a light coating of Nox-Crete™ or similar release agent between uses. A form release agent, applied a few days before the plywood is used, then wiped so a thin film remains, will prolong the life of the plywood form, increase its release characteristics and minimize staining.


Metal bars or pry bars should not be used on plywood because they will damage the panel surface and edge. Use wood wedges, tapping gradually when necessary. Plywood’s strength, light-weight and large panel size help reduce stripping time. Cross-laminated construction resists edge splitting.


Soon after removal, plywood forms should be inspected for wear, cleaned, repaired, refinished and lightly treated with a form-release agent before reusing. Use a hardwood wedge and a stiff fiber brush for cleaning (a metal brush may cause wood fibers to “wool”). Light tapping on the backside with a hammer will generally remove a hard scale of concrete. On prefabricated forms, plywood panel faces (when the grade is suitable) may be reversed if damaged, and tie holes may be patched with metal plates, plugs or plastic materials. Nails should be removed and holes filled with patching plaster, plastic wood, or other suitable materials.


Care should be exercised to prevent panel chipping, denting and corner damage during handling. Panels should never be dropped. The forms should be carefully piled flat, face-to-face and back-to-back, for hauling. Forms should be cleaned immediately after stripping and can be solid-stacked or stacked in small packages, with faces together. This slows the drying rate and minimizes face checking. Plywood stack handling equipment and small trailers for hauling and storing panels between jobs will minimize handling time and damage possibilities. During storage, the stacks of plywood panels should be kept out of the sun and rain, or covered loosely to allow air circulation without heat build-up.


Certification/LEED Credit Potential 3rd Party Cert. or Documentation Notes
Recycled Content:
  • LEED 2009 – MRc4
  • LEED v4 – Building product disclosure and optimization – Sourcing of raw materials
N/A No recycled content. LEED Logo
Indoor Environmental Quality:
  • LEED 2009 – EQc4.4
  • LEED v4 – Low emitting materials: Composite Wood Evaluation
MSDS and Literature Does not apply.
Regional Materials:
  • LEED 2009 – MRc5
  • LEED v4 – Building product disclosure and optimization – Sourcing of raw materials
Plant Map & Veneer Source Mileage Chart. Qualifies in all cases.
Certified Wood:
  • LEED 2009 – MRc7
  • LEED v4 – Building product disclosure and optimization – Sourcing of raw materials
SCS Logo When specified FSC certified. FSC Logo
Other Green Attributes 3rd Party Cert. or Documentation Notes
CARB Phase II Compliant N/A Does not apply. ECC Logo
Eco-Certified Composites (ECC) N/A Does not apply.

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