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[Masonite division of International Paper Co] A brand name for a series of hardboard products made from wood fibers without the use of a urea formaldehyde adhesive. Tempered Duron® Hardboard contains wood fibers, paraffin wax, clay, titanium dioxide, calcium carbonate and talc. The rolled board is then dipped in oil and baked at 290-340F to increase its hardness and water-resistance.

See also Masonite®.

Hazards and Safety

Any wood product may release organic acids with time.

Additional Information

Masonite website: www.masonite.com/masonitedom/html

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
  • Website address 1 Comment: www.international paper.com

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