Medite

History

1966: MDF first made in the USA, as the result of a technical accident.

1974: American production of MEDITE MDF starts in Medford, Oregon.

1976: MEDITE MDF first imported into Europe with small orders from a handful of companies in the UK and the Netherlands.

1980: At the beginning of the 1980s, with the assistance of the Irish Industrial Development Authority, plans are made for the construction of a manufacturing facility for MDF in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland. Irish managed forests are a rich source of thinnings of Sitka Spruce and Lodgepole Pine, perfect raw material for manufacturing the highest quality MDF.

MEDITE 1982: First MEDITE European Sales Office opens in Linne, The Netherlands.

1983: September First European production of MEDITE from Clonmel.

1984: MEDITE HD, high density MDF, launched.

1986: MEDITE opens its European Sales and Marketing Office in Southend, England.

1987: MEDITE 313 launched.

1989: MEDITE EXTERIOR, the world’s first EXTERIOR MDF, launched.

1989: Production rapidly grows, with Medite gaining new markets in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and other European countries.

1990: MEDITE becomes the first MDF to be awarded a Kitemark (BSI).

1991: MEDITE FR, FLAME-RETARDANT MDF, is launched.

1992: 1,000,000 m3 of Clonmel-produced MEDITE is sold in Europe.

1993: Start-up of MEDITE continuous thin MDF press in Clonmel increasing capacity to 300,000 m3

1998: MEDITE Exterior approved for use in D4 Category, BS4965.

2000: MEDITE used in London’s Millennium Dome.

2003: Second continuous press installed in Clonmel, increasing its capacity to 400,000 m3

2005: MEDITE re-specifies its entire range to meet the changing demands of designers, specifiers and end-users for the 21st Century.

2006: Over 5,000,000 m3 of MEDITE MDF sold in Europe.

2006: MEDITE Europe is acquired by Coillte, the leading Irish-based forest estates and forest products company.

2012: MEDITE used in London Olympic Park.

2014: Eight millionth m3 sold.

2015: MEDITE VENT, first breathable external sheathing panel, launched.