Material planning is a critical step in the process of creating economical and functional lightweight panels. Each of the four key component areas must be selected carefully to ensure project success. The four key areas of material planning, with a partial list of sub categories, include:

Finish Material

  • High pressure laminate
  • Low pressure laminate
  • Vinyl laminate
  • Paper laminate
  • Veneer
  • PVC sheet

Skin Material

  • MDF
  • HDF
  • Plywood
  • Kraft paper
  • Graphic paper
  • Fiberglas
  • Aluminum sheet
  • Pre-painted metal sheet
  • Poly-carbonate

Frame material

  • Oriented strand board (OSB)
  • Finger jointed pine
  • Medium density fiberboard (MDF)
  • High density fiberboard (HDF)
  • Hardwood- various species
  • Softwood- various species

Core material

  • 3”-5” open doorcore
  • 1/8”-1 ½” expanded core, faced or unfaced
  • Extruded tubular particle core
  • Aluminum core
  • Polypropylene core
  • Mineral core
  • Foamcore
  • Acoustical core


  • PVA
  • PUR/hotmelt
  • Adhesive/mechanical combinations

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