FR MDF/Veneer Panels

FR MDF is a hardwearing, acoustic and fire safe / fire retardant decorative wall and ceiling lining system.

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sheet size
2400x1200
Sheet THickness
12mm, 16mm 18mm
Density kg/m2
12mm = 9kg/m2
16mm = 11.5kg/m2
18mm = 12kg/m2
Fire Rating
Group 1S New Zealand
Group 2 Australia
FiXing Options
Adhesive fixed
Concealed fixing
Exposed screw fixing
GRADE
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Key FeaturesoptionsTimber veneer speciesproduct detailsinstallation setupsperforationsprojects

Key Features

  • Group 1S fire rating with no intumescent coating - New Zealand
  • Group 2 fire rating with no intumescent coating - Australia
  • Suitable for direct fix and suspended ceilings
  • 5 year product warranty
  • Acoustic performance of up to 0.95 NRC can be achieved
  • Ideal panel for custom engraving
  • Ask about our FSC® / PEFC™ certified MDF and timber veneer products - contributes to Greenstar and Homestar points

Timber veneer species

Product Details

Environment

Zenthe® has options for responsibly sourced materials - ask for our certified products.

Panel Weight GuidE
Panel Thickness
12mm
16mm
18mm
kg/m2
9kg
11.5kg
12kg
kg/2400x1200 Panel
26kg
33kg
35kg
PERFORATING AND MACHINING

There are many options for perforation and machining of the panels.  Acoustic panels have perforations completely through the panel, and staple backed with black felt backing.

Perforation patterns include holes, slots and grooves in varying sizes and configurations.

Holes:
Holes can be in a staggered pattern or straight and vary from 3mm round to 8mm round.

Slots:
Slots can be grouped into banks in various widths and  lengths and also run vertically or horizontally on the panel.

Multigroove:
Grooves can vary in width and spacing to form a multigrooved tongue & groove look acoustic panel.

Finishing

All panels are finished in the factory. Zenthe clear flat varnish is our standard finish

Some white wash & stains are available if matching to other finishers is required. Please contact us today.

Painted options are also available  eg Matte Black paint on black MDF. Other colors available on request. Contact us today.

Acoustic Backing & Sound Installation

For maximum acoustic performance we recommend that panels are installed over 20 -100mm acoustic blanket. Depending of the perforation pattern  NRC values of up to 0.95 are achievable.

Veneer Timber Species

The colours shown are as accurate as possible, but we recommend that you request product samples before making a final selection. ​

All timber species have their own natural variations of colour and grain and product samples may not fully reflect the colour variation that can occur.

Other species and veneer slicing techniques eg quarter cut & crown cut maybe also be available on request.  Contact us today.

Installation Setups

​Screw fix to wall

Panels can be screw fixed onto timber framed or steel framed walls. Most walls have battens or studs at 600 centers and we recommend fixing around the top and bottom edges at 250 centers and the side edges & through the middle of the sheet at 440mm centers – see typical screw fix pattern for 2400 x 1200 sheets. Download PDF here

Screw fix can be used when there is 3-4mm gap between the sheets. Recommended screws are 6 or 8 gauge stainless steel countersunk wood screws 30mm long. Screw can be stainless steel or powder-coated to match the face of the panel if required.​

Screw fix is recommended for acoustic panels as these have the felt backing which limits the use of construction adhesive.

Application

Typical Direct Fix Wall System

FR MDF Slotted Panels
Application

Typical Direct Fix Ceiling System

FR MDF Slotted Panels
Suspended ceiling

Refer to screw fix installation for best practices.

Suspended ceiling installation includes Rondo suspended ceiling systems.

Application

Typical Suspended Ceiling System

FR MDF Slotted Panels
Application

Typical Direct Fix Ceiling or Wall System

FR MDF Slotted Panels
Application

Typical Direct Fix Ceiling or Wall System

FR MDF Slotted Panels

Acoustic Perforations

ZHN313
3% Uncovered
NRC Rating: 0.45 - 0.50
3mm hole dia
12.5mm centers on straight rows
Info sheet
ZHN613
11% Uncovered
NRC Rating: 0.70 - 0.80
6mm hole dia
12.5mm centers on straight rows
Info sheet
ZHN813
20% Uncovered
NRC Rating: 0.90 - 0.95
8mm hole dia
12.5mm centers on straight rows
Info sheet
ZHS320
3% Uncovered
NRC: 0.45 - 0.50
3mm hole dia
20mm centers on staggered rows
Info sheet
ZHS620
14% Uncovered​
NRC: 0.70 - 0.80
6mm hole dia
20mm centers on staggered rows
Info sheet
ZHS820
24% Uncovered​
NRC: 0.90 - 0.95
8mm hole dia
20mm centers on staggered rows
Info sheet
ZSN870
19% Uncovered
Estimated NRC Rating: 0.70 - 0.758mm wide x 70mm length slots
Info sheet
ZSN8250
21% Uncovered
Estimated NRC Rating: 0.85 - 0.908mm wide x 250mm length slots
Info sheet
ZSN8520
22% Uncovered
Estimated NRC Rating: 0.85 - 0.908mm wide x 520mm length slots
Info sheet
Custom
Customize, a slot perforation pattern to suit you.

Available in your choice for the number of banks of slots per panel.
ZPGA640
9% Uncovered
Estimated NRC Rating: 0.70 - 0.75
6mm wide grooves at 40mm centre spacings
Info sheet
Custom
Customize, a slot perforation pattern to suit you.

Available in your choice for the number of banks of slots per panel.

non-Acoustic Perforations

ZPV75
75mm center spacings between grooves
Info sheet
ZPV100
100mm center spacings between grooves
Info sheet
ZPV125
125mm center spacings between grooves
Info sheet
Custom
Customize a groove pattern to suit you.  Available in wider or narrower spacings
ZPG375
​3mm wide grooves
75mm center spacings between cuts
Info sheet
ZPG3100
​3mm wide grooves
100mm center spacings between cuts
Info sheet
ZPG3125
​3mm wide grooves
125mm center spacings between cuts
Info sheet
Custom
Customize a groove pattern to suit you.  Available in wider or narrower spacings
ZPG375AI
​3mm wide grooves with 3mm wide aluminium inserts fitted into the cuts
75mm center spacings between cuts
Info sheet
ZPG3100AI
3mm wide grooves with 3mm wide aluminium inserts fitted into the cuts
100mm center spacings between cuts
Info sheet
ZPG3125AI
​3mm wide grooves with 3mm wide aluminium inserts fitted into the cuts
125mm center spacings between cuts
Info sheet
Custom
Customize a groove pattern to suit you.  Available in wider or narrower spacings
For more accurate NRC Rating; panel thickness and cavity size needs to be determined.

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