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What is Valchromat Wood Materials ?
Valchromat is an innovative product that combines the natural features of wood to the brightness of colours and, because of its unique flexibility, allows exploring the third dimension, the beauty of textures and the best of engineering.
Valchromat is not MDF. It is an evolution of the MDF.
The added value of Valchromat comes not only from colour but also from its distinctive composition and manufacturing process.
It is a wood fibre panel coloured throughout, where fibres are coloured individually, impregnated with organic dyes and bonded together by a special resin which gives Valchromat unique physic and mechanical features.
It is an evolution of MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) and is clearly superior to coloured MDF.
Valchromat Main differences:
- It is moisture resistant
- It has greater internal cohesion and, therefore, higher mechanical strength
- It allows working in three dimensions - mechanization
- It has greater resistance to bending
- It requires less effort of finish
- It ensures a lower abrasion of tools
Valchromat is produced in Portugal and Valbopan, SA is the only plant in the world producing a product with its characteristics.
On the surface small wood fibres are visible, fibres which did not absorb the organic dyes. This peculiarity gives Valchromat its unique and natural look. Because wood, it’s main raw material, has natural variations in tonality, Valchromat can also show variations in colour.
Valchromat can be used in several applications.
It accepts different types of finishing. From matte, bright, varnished, waxed or oiled, to textured fire-resistant finishing.
Valchromat is produced in different colours, sizes and thicknesses. Valchromat Fire Retardant is also available. According to ignitability test and EN 13501, it is classified as B-s2, d0.
The panel is provided without any finish.
You can consult Valchromat and Valchromat Fire Retardant product data-sheet in Downloads.
Light Grey | Grey | Black | Chocolate Brown | Yellow | Orange | Red | Violet | Blue | Green Mint
Dimensions and Thicknesses
Dimensions (mm): 2440 x 1220 | 2440 x 1830 | 3660 x 1220 | 3660 x 2440 or others under consulting
Thicknesses (mm): 8 | 12 | 16 | 19 | 30
CE Marking - ISO 9001
Valchromat is certified with the NP EN ISO 9001:2008.
Forest Management Certification (FSC® and PEFC )
Valbopan, SA holds a Certification of Chain of Responsibility (CoR), in accordance with the relevant standards, PEFC and FSC®. Valchromat FSC® or PEFC certified is available upon request.
CARB 2 Certification
This certificate proves that Valchromat’s formaldehyde emissions are below the upper levels laid down in the regulation: 0.11 ppm. Valchromat CARB 2 certified is available upon request.
Valbopan - Fibras de Madeira, SA considers quality one of the priorities in defining its strategy, in the belief that it is an essential tool not only for increasing its organisational effectiveness but also for the enhancement of its products and services provided.
Valbopan, based on the aforementioned, carries out its activities guided by the following principles:
- Reflect innovation and product development, focusing on quality and differentiation
- Develop its activities targeting the market and the customer, fostering the creation of new communication mechanisms and investing in strategic markets
- Promote the effectiveness of processes and internal working methods, focusing on improving internal communication mechanisms and enhancing human resources reinforced by in-house training
- Develop product sustainability
We promote ongoing improvement, ensuring the Integrated Management System is effective and complying with its requirements.
Valbopan is also committed to implementing and maintaining all requirements of the Chain of Responsibility, according to the reference standards: FSC® -STD-40-004, FSC® -STD-40-005 and the PEFC Portugal CdR Standardisation Document. It is also committed to not buying timber from:
- Forest areas where civil or traditional rights are violated
- Forest areas of high conservation value, threatened by forestry management activities
- Genetically modified trees (GM)
- Illegally exploited forest areas
- Forest areas resulting from the conversion of natural forests into plantations or for non-forestry uses
Valchromat may be recycled and our plant is licensed for this purpose.Whenever available, postindustrial pine woodchips (waste from pine sawmills, from wood pallets, etc.) are used in Valchromat’s production.
FSC® and PEFC
Our plant holds Chain of Custody certificate to supply FSC® or PEFC certified Valchromat by request.
Only organic dyes are used to produce Valchromat.
Valchromat may be supplied CARB 2 certified. This certificate assures formaldehyde emissions are below 0,11ppm.
Formaldehyde emissions are within the lowest limits set by European standards for wood-based materials.
Manufacturing without waste
Valchromat’s production is aimed at reducing, or even eliminating, environmental impact. All waste and bark resulting from the process is re-used to fuel the steam boiler.
Self-sufficiency on thermal energy
The plant generates enough biomass to sustain its thermal energy requirements, without burning any fossil fuels.