Merbok GlobalArt is a decorative melamine laminated MDF designed for a wide range of interior furnishing and joinery applications. Merbok GlobalArt’s hard wearing melamine surface comes in many woodgrains, solid colours and surface finishes that makes it particularly suitable for all types of commercial and domestic furniture, kitchen and bathroom cabinets and shop fitting projects.
Unlimited Possibilities To Create Your Space
Merbok GlobalArt is a decorative melamine laminated MDF designed for a wide range of interior furnishing and joinery applications. Merbok GlobalArt’s hard wearing melamine surface makes it particularly suitable for all types of commercial and domestic furniture, kitchen and bathroom cabinets and shop fitting projects.
By blending the style of an international range of decorative solid colours and woodgrain decors, with the durability of a hard wearing melamine surface, and the versatility and workability of Merbok MDF, GlobalArt creates a winning combination for all designers, furniture manufacturers and joiners.
Merbok GlobalArt is a versatile panel product bringing comfort, convenience and contemporary style to the open plan living environments of today.
Merbok GlobalArt is available in thickness of 9mm, 12mm and 18mm and in a panel size of 2440mm x 1220mm. The surfaces are finished with a Satin or Pearl texture and available in various colours. Merbok GlobalArt is also available in 16mm White and in a panel size of 3660mm x 1830mm in Satin Finish. Please contact Merbok about specific colours, sizes or thickness requirements.
SURFACE CARE MAINTENANCE OF MERBOK GLOBALART
The decorative surface of Merbok GlobalArt under normal interior conditions is colourfast, however long periods of exposure to sunlight or moisture may cause the surface colours to fade. Merbok GlobalArt is not recommended for exterior use. Merbok GlobalArt melamine surfaces are highly resistant to staining from normal household reagents including petrol, spray, soap, non-bleach washing powders and detergents, coffee, wines, red current juice, wax crayons and shoe polish. To maintain Merbok GlobalArt surfaces in good condition, avoid direct contact with hot items and remove spills quickly by wiping with a damp cloth. Merbok GlobalArt can be easily cleaned with household soap or detergent using a damp cloth. Abrasive cleaning agents should not be used.
STORING AND HANDLING MERBOK GLOBALART
Merbok GlobalArt should be stored undercover in a dry, well ventilated area protected from extremes of cold, heat, drafts and moisture. Sheets should be stored flat with uniformly and vertically aligned support bearers, which should be placed evenly at 600mm centres. Take care to lift sheets clear of the pack before removing and keep all work areas clean to avoid damage to the melamine panel during processing. All packing materials should be disposed of thoughtfully.
WORKING WITH MERBOK GLOBALART
Merbok GlobalArt can be cut, machined, filed and drilled with commonly available woodworking equipment. For best results it is recommended that the material be cut with a bench-type or beam saw fitted with a tungsten carbide tipped scribing blade and using a 72-96 tooth 300mm tungsten tipped main blade operating at 4500rpm. It is recommended that appropriate sized pilot holes should be drilled prior to dowelling, nailing or screwing. If Merbok GlobalArt is to be used in areas of high humidity, a water resistant adhesive such as a two pack resorcinol or epoxy type for joining is recommended. Refer to Merbok’s website for detailed information.
It is recommended that when working with Merbok GlobalArt suitable dust masks are worn and the work environment is well ventilated.
|PROPERTY||TEST METHOD||UNIT||>9 to 12mm*||>12 to 19mm*|
|Thickness Tolerance||EN324-1||mm||± 0.2||± 0.2|
|Length & Width Tolerance||EN324-1||mm/m||± 2||± 2|
|Squareness||EN324-2||mm/m||± 1.5||± 1.5|
|Modulus Of Rupture||EN310||N/mm2||40||35|
|Modulus Of Elasticity||EN310||N/mm2||2700||2600|
|Screw Holding (Face)||EN320||N||N/A||1100|
|Screw Holding (Edge)||EN320||N||N/A||1000|
|Thickness Swell (24hr)||EN317||%||15||12|
|Water Absorption (24hr)||EN317||%||30||25|
|Abrasion Resistance||(EN438-2, CS17)||Revs||>100|
|Scratch Resistance||EN438-2, 14||2,5|
|Impact Resistance||ASTMD 1037||650mm Drop|
|Cigarette Burn||EN438-2, 18||No Change|
|Resistance to Stains||EN438-2||No Change|