We deliver exceptionally engineered products with outstanding sustainability credentials, customer-focused innovation and industry-leading service.

We invented MDF. Now we’ve reinvented it. 


From our production and research plant in Clonmel, Ireland, we supply a wide range of MDF (medium density fibreboard) products to meet the diverse needs of users, specifiers and designers across Europe and beyond.

Our extensive range includes ten different families of MDF products, with over 400 possible specifications from a production capacity of some 410,000 m3.

Through commitment to research, development and ongoing investment in technology, we’re established as the leading brand in the MDF market by introducing a wide variety of quality products and customer led innovations.

Our technological innovations have led the greater market to advances in areas such as finish quality, moisture resistance and flame retardancy.


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Europe had led the way on formaldehyde reduction with E1 and E2 standards, but customers demanded more.

This demand resulted in the imposition of stricter standards on the MDF and chipboard producers in the form of CARB2.

CARB2 is a certification process instituted by the Californian Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce formaldehyde emissions and protect the public form airborne toxic contaminants.

This legislation is emerging as the standard in the marketplace, to which all credible manufacturers should comply.

MEDITE has long been at the forefront of ‘low formaldehyde’ innovation in Europe.

Following a €15 million investment in new technology and equipment to improve production facilities and refiner capabilities at our plant, as well as meeting the E1 European standard, from January 2010 all MEDITE products have been tested and approved as being fully CARB2 compliant.

This focus led to the development of products such as ‘MEDITE CLEAR’, a specialist zero-added formaldehyde product which, since its introduction, has been widely specified for environmentally sensitive interior applications such as museums, laboratories, art galleries and schools.

Sustainably smart


SMARTPLY Oriented Strand Board (OSB) is the versatile, cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to plywood.

It is manufactured by compressing engineered strands of woods with exterior resins at high temperature to create an incredibly strong and versatile panel.

SMARTPLY is made from sustainable, fast-growing timber, as we only use forest thinnings of new-growth pine and spruce, including the tops which are not used to make any other wood-based product.

We produce two grades of SMARTPLY: MAX and ULTIMA. Each is made with a specific resin, has no structural defects such as knotholes and core voids and is simple to work with.

It cuts easily, will not delaminate, and can be bored, routed and planed with consistent results. Panels can be nailed 10mm from the edge without spilling or breaking out - critical to structural applications.

SMARTPLY OSB structural panels meet the criteria of today’s demanding construction standards. Manufactured to European Standard EN300, they satisfy BS5268 Part 2 (Structural uses of Timber - Code of practice for permissible stress design, materials and workmanship).


Flame retardant wood panels have been developed specifically for use in fire-rated applications where a Euroclass B or a Euroclass C material is required under the Building Regulations.

In order to specify these panels correctly and effectively, a good understanding of the technology used, certifications and testing is required.

Read our specification guide chapters here.