Extira is a Revolutionary Product for that Performs Better than MDF
Extira panels may look like MDF, but they don’t perform like it. Different ingredients and a patented and proprietary manufacturing process lead to a superior performance.
Extira is the Best Alternative
|Warranty||10-year||30 Days||None||Varies||5-year to Lifetime1|
2 PVC may have UV-related issues when painted a dark color
3 Ratings reflect uncoated material ranking. Extira must be field finished before use
Performs Better Than Wood or MDF
|Extira Panels||Typical MDF|
Wood, phenolic resins, zinc borate, wax and other ingredients.
No added urea formaldehyde.
Wood, urea formaldehyde resin.
May emit formaldehyde.
Proprietary, patented steam injection technology using TEC™ manufacturing process.
Pressed between hot platens in an open press without steam injection.
Resists moisture, rot and termite. Made for exterior performance.
Not uniformly dense throughout.
No termite or rot protection MR MDF (moisture resistant MDF) offers moisture resistance for interior use only.
|Warranty||10 years||30 days|
Extira is Stronger and Performs Longer
|Extira 3/4"||MEDEX 3/4"||MR 50 Grade 110 PER AnSI 208.2-2002||Wood|
|Thickness Swell (TS)||2.3%||
|Advanced Bond Integrity
(% strength retention)
(10 is the highest score)
7.9 out of 10
(0 is the highest score)
1.0 out of 5
|1 Independent testing per AWPA E-7 and AWPA E-16
2 Published material by Medex
JELD-WEN, Inc. manufactures another product, MiraTEC trim, using the same ingredients and manufacturing technology, which has performed exceptionally well since its introduction in 1998.
For Best Results
For best results, allow Extira to acclimate to the conditions it will be used in for 48 to 72 hours before final application or fabrication of a product using Extira. When designing products made with Extira, always allow for the natural expansion or contraction of Extira due to changes in its moisture content and assess interaction with other components in the final product. Like other wood composite material, the moisture content of Extira will change based on the ambient relative humidity and environmental conditions to which it is exposed.