Crezon MDO

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A wood fiberboard faced with a waterproof-coated Fir/Hemlock plywood that is easily painted. Crezon is designed to provide smoother, more stable exterior than fiberboards with an advertised 5 year outdoor life that has high strength and light weight with superior surface lifetime and high screw-holding ability. It is available pre-primed.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Crezon Two-Step MDO [Swanson Group]


  • MWG: specified for a natural history collection
  • Advertised: Exterior signs, pallets, crates; wall linings, theater scenery.

Personal Risks

Olympic Panel (Plywood Company): Coated MDO

Collection Risks

  • Advertised as very low formaldehyde emissions

Physical and Chemical Properties

Working Properties

  • Advertised with waterproof coating and water proof adhesives.
  • Easy to cut into different shapes, accepts vinyl and paint well.
  • Can be braced with several sheets together.
  • Edges are factory sawn and easily accept acrylic, polyurethane, or polyurethane-acrylic coatings

Forms and Sizes

Available in 3/8", 1/2" & 3/4" thickness. thicknesses with either one or both sides 'good' (i.e. faced with plywood).

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