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[Roseburg] A brand name for a Medium density fiberboard (MDF) that is made from recycled wood fibers bonded with a formaldehyde-free resin, then compressed into a hardboard. Medite®, first introduced in 1976 the UK by Medite/Smartply, is manufactured in North America by Roseburg. Medite®, has a uniform, smooth, hard surface that cuts cleanly. It meets all US EPA emission regulations for formaldehyde.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Medite; Medite II; Medite 2F; Medite Superlite


Medite® is commonly used as a structural material for pedestals, display decks, display panels and risers.

Personal Risks

Produces fine wood dust. Potential eye and respiratory irritant. Dust should be collected by suction cleaning equipment.

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Environmental Risks

The risks of organic acids to collections can be mitigated by using barrier materials.

Working Properties

  • Standard wood product finishing processes. Medite® can be painted, stained, laminated, veneered or covered with display fabric.
  • Readily accepts and holds hardware including staples, screws, other wood fastening hardware. Ideal for pressure fitting mounts.


  • Panels available in 4' and 5' widths and lengths up to 18'.
  • Thicknesses ranging from 3/8" - 1 and 1/4".

Additional Information

Links to Oddy Test results posted on AIC Wiki Materials Database Pages for individual materials below

Resources and Citations

  • The Medite® webpage on the Roseburg manufacturer's website contains links to technical data sheets, safety data sheets and other technical information (accessed 4/2020)

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