Merbok Hybrid

Mebok Hybrid is natural, sophisticated and practical alternative to solid timber panels.

Made For That Natural Finish

The naturally beautiful veneer face offers the richness, warmth and feel of natural timber whilst the white melamine back provides the practicality of a hard wearing, stain resistant, hygienic surface that is easy to clean and maintain.

The engineered veneer surface, made from unsuitable wood waste provides uniformity of texture, grain and colour and is free of the random characteristics of natural veneers providing the designers a wide range of options to achieve the look and feel in terms of colour - by adding tints and feel - through the type of lacquer that is used.

By blending a stylish range of decorative wood species, with the durability of a hard wearing melamine back surface, together with the versatility and workability of Merbok MDF, Hybrid creates a winning combination for all designers, furniture manufacturers and joiners.

Hybrid is designed for a wide range of interior furnishing and joinery applications including all types of commercial and domestic furniture, kitchen and bathroom cabinets and shop fitting projects.


Merbok Hybrid is available in thicknesses of 15mm and 17mm and in 1220mm x 2440mm panel size on standard grade MDF substrate. The face surface is finished in the Veneer and back surface is finished in a white satin texture. Merbok Hybrid can also be produced using Merbok’s HMR 313, MRX or HDX substrates on a special order basis. Please contact Merbok about specific requirements in terms of species, sizes, thickness or different substrate options.


Merbok Hybrid 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. Particular care must be taken to lift sheets clear of the pack before removing and keep all work areas clean to avoid damage to the panel during processing. All packing materials should be disposed of thoughtfully.


Merbok Hybrid 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 4,500 rpm. It is recommended that appropriate sized pilot holes should be drilled prior to dowelling, nailing or screwing.

The finishing stage of the face veneer should be done with great care paying particular attention to sanding, moisture control and cleanliness.

There are numerous lacquers available and as is often the case, the high quality lacquers with a higher solids content will give a superior and more durable result. Best results have been achieved using two-pack UV stabilized polyurethane coatings. If the use of and oil type finish is unavoidable, the veneer should be sealed before the application of the oils so as to avoid any effect on the bond between the veneer and the substrate. It is important that the coating manufacturers instructions are followed carefully and it is recommended that the chosen lacquer is applied to a test piece since the choice of sealants and coatings and dye additives will influence the colour of the finished veneer.

It is recommended that when working with Merbok Hybrid suitable dust masks are worn and the work environment is well ventilated.


Thickness Tolerance EN324-1 mm ± 0.2
Length & Width Tolerance EN324-1 mm/m ± 2
Squareness EN324-2 mm/m ± 1.5
Average Density EN323 Kg/m3 730
Internal Bond EN319 N/mm2 0.7
Modulus Of Rupture EN310 N/mm2 >35
Modulus Of Elasticity EN310 N/mm2 2600
Surface Soundness EN311 N 900
Screw Holding (Face) EN320 N 1100
Screw Holding (Edge) EN320 N 1000
Thickness Swell (24hr) EN317 % 12
Veneer Thickness mm 0.4
* Average Value

Merbok HYBRID & It's Applications