This table shows preliminary technical data comparing treated and untreated MDF from Mexico, USA and New Zealand.
|(1) ANSI Wood MDF Standards (M-2)||(2) Holland South West #10100||(3) Holland South West #10100 with HARCwood treatment||(4) Homanit USA,Inc., produced from residual waste wood||(5) Homanit with HARCwood treatment||(6) New Zealand manufactured MDF||(7) New Zealand manufactured MDF with HARCwood treatment|
|Thickness||3.0 mm||3.3 mm||3.2 mm||3.7 mm||3 mm||3.1 mm|
|Internal Bond (psi)||80||106.5||194||100||219||196||250|
|MOR - dry (psi)||3,500||6,750||9,366||4,350||9,948||6,670||11,654|
|MOE - dry (psi)||350,000||396,000||377,000||377,000||421,000||477,000|
|MOE - aged (psi)||337,000||261,000||393,000|
|Screw Holding (lbs)||300||542||670||778|
|Thickness Swell 24 Hr||30–35%||4.10%||7.50%||27%||6.40%|
In addition to the above the following entities have completed reports for HARC and Panchem to independently certify various attributes of the HARCwood® technology and product. They are as follows;
A Timberco Inc. dba TECO – Based in Eugene, Oregon USA. TECO is a North American value added third party certification testing agency for structural panel products. Their tests on the HARCwood® product were carried out in accordance with ASTM D1037-99 and covered the following
- MOR- MOE (dry)
- MOR - MOE (wet)
- Internal Bond
- Water Absorption
- Linear Expansion
- Moisture Content
- Screw withdrawl
B Texas A & M University – College Station, Texas. This University carried out tests in regard to Termite feeding and Termite mortality.
C Mississippi University, Forest and Wildlife Research Center. This University carried out testing in regard to Fungi.
D Western Fire Center, Inc, Kelso, Washington. This third party testing facility tested a wood – based fire door frame in terms of ASTM E 2074-00 and also UBC 7-2, 1997, UL10c and lastly NFPA 252.
E Caliche Ltd, Magnolia, Texas. Environmental Health and Safety Management. This facility reported on the Environmental Health and Safety of the HARCwood product and found that the product is non-hazardous.