What is MDI?

Find out more about MDI and how it affects your health

MDI

Environmental Health & Safety

Service for fibre-based panel production

 

MDI has both rubber and plastic features. As a result, it has incomparable performances comparing to other materials, especially in thermal insulation, sound proof, abrasive resistance, oil resistance, elasticity and flexibility. Therefore it has also been widely used in textile, construction, domestic appliance, building materials, transportation, vehicles and aviation etc.

Frequently asked questions

Will the emissions to air increase when I use MDI as a binder?

Emissions to air of MDI are generally within regulatory emission limits. In addition, due to the fact that MDI also chemically bonds with amines, alcohols and other functional groups, the total volatile organic emissions tend to decrease when MDI is used as a resin.

Is MDI emitted from wood panels, which could lead to indoor air issues?

Several studies carried out by independent organizations demonstrated that emissions of MDI bonded wood panels are negligible and in most cases not detectable. MDI resin from ECOBoard is not an additional source contributing to indoor air formaldehyde emissions from composite wood panels.

Do panels bonded with MDI resin cause an increase in emissions of toxic products when combusted?

An independent study has demonstrated that panels bonded with MDI resin do not emit significant levels of toxic compounds compared to conventionally bonded panels.

Our commitment

ECOBoard Europe B.V. has established itself as a leading global supplier to the Environmental Fibreboard Products industry, through continuous innovation, specializing in MDI-based technology.

We are dedicated to giving our customers the finest quality products and services available. Through caring for our customers, suppliers, employees and the communities in which we work, as well as the environment in general, we believe we enhance our business performance.

Product stewardship

The vision for ECOBoards is to be recognized as a highly professional company whose successful product stewardship performance is clear for all to see.

Standard covers a wide range of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) activities focused on the risk management of our products through their life cycle: product design and development, supply of raw materials, manufacture, storage, packaging and distribution, use of chemicals, use of final products, recycling-reuse-disposal. This enables us to ensure that our products are promoted, distributed and utilized in a socially acceptable manner with respect for the environment, health and safety.