Lifecycle Database

HDF, MDF, particleboard, plywood, OSB

Plywood

Softwood plywood is manufactured from a number of thin softwood timber veneers.

Key Information

General Process Description 1m2 of softwood plywood based on the UK consumption mix.
Reference Flow/
Declared Unit
1m2 of 12mm-thick softwood, 5% moisture content (dry basis), average product density of 491kg/m3.
Reference Year 2013

This generic dataset has been developed with reference to CEN/TR 15941:2010 Environmental product declarations – Methodology for selection and use of generic data and has made use of data from existing databases and EPD, compensated with data from UK industry and national statistics for the specific situation related to UK consumption of timber products. With regard to methodology, the datasets are in line with the core Product Category Rules given in EN 15804+A1: 2013 Environmental product declarations – Core rules for the product category of construction products, and further detailed in FprEN 16485:2013 Round and sawn timber – Environmental Product Declarations – Product category rules for wood and wood-based products for use in construction and the draft EN 16449, Wood and wood-based products – Calculation of sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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Particleboard (Uncoated)

Particleboard is manufactured from a mix of wood chips, sawdust, shavings, with an adhesive used to bind the wood particles together.

Key Information

General Process Description 1m2 of uncoated particleboard based on the UK consumption mix.
Reference Flow/
Declared Unit
1m2 of 25mm-thick P5 particleboard, 8.5% moisture content (dry basis), average product density of 640kg/m3.
Reference Year 2013

This generic dataset has been developed with reference to CEN/TR 15941:2010 Environmental product declarations – Methodology for selection and use of generic data and has made use of data from existing databases and EPD, compensated with data from UK industry and national statistics for the specific situation related to UK consumption of timber products. With regard to methodology, the datasets are in line with the core Product Category Rules given in EN 15804+A1: 2013 Environmental product declarations – Core rules for the product category of construction products, and further detailed in FprEN 16485:2013 Round and sawn timber – Environmental Product Declarations – Product category rules for wood and wood-based products for use in construction and the draft EN 16449, Wood and wood-based products – Calculation of sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF)

Medium density fibreboard is manufactured from a mix of internally produced and externally sourced wood fibres held together with wax and adhesive.

Key Information

General Process Description 1m2 of medium density fibreboard based on the UK consumption mix.
Reference Flow/
Declared Unit
1m2 of 12mm-thick medium density fibreboard, 6.8% moisture content (dry basis), average product density of 737kg/m3.
Reference Year 2013

This generic dataset has been developed with reference to CEN/TR 15941:2010 Environmental product declarations – Methodology for selection and use of generic data and has made use of data from existing databases and EPD, compensated with data from UK industry and national statistics for the specific situation related to UK consumption of timber products. With regard to methodology, the datasets are in line with the core Product Category Rules given in EN 15804+A1: 2013 Environmental product declarations – Core rules for the product category of construction products, and further detailed in FprEN 16485:2013 Round and sawn timber – Environmental Product Declarations – Product category rules for wood and wood-based products for use in construction and the draft EN 16449, Wood and wood-based products – Calculation of sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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High Density Fibreboard (HDF)

High density fibreboard (HDF) is manufactured from mix of internally produced and externally sourced wood fibres held together with wax and adhesive.

Key Information

General Process Description 1m2 of high density fibreboard based on the UK consumption mix.
Reference Flow/
Declared Unit
1m2 of 12mm-thick high density fibreboard, 7.8% moisture content (dry basis), average product density of 850kg/m3.
Reference Year 2013

This generic dataset has been developed with reference to CEN/TR 15941:2010 Environmental product declarations – Methodology for selection and use of generic data and has made use of data from existing databases and EPD, compensated with data from UK industry and national statistics for the specific situation related to UK consumption of timber products. With regard to methodology, the datasets are in line with the core Product Category Rules given in EN 15804+A1: 2013 Environmental product declarations – Core rules for the product category of construction products, and further detailed in FprEN 16485:2013 Round and sawn timber – Environmental Product Declarations – Product category rules for wood and wood-based products for use in construction and the draft EN 16449, Wood and wood-based products – Calculation of sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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Melamine Coated Particleboard

Particleboard is manufactured from mix of wood chips, sawdust, shavings, with an adhesive used to bind the mix of wood particles together.

Key Information

General Process Description 1m2 of melamine coated particleboard based on the UK consumption mix.
Reference Flow/
Declared Unit
1m2 of 25mm-thick melamine coated particleboard, 8.5% moisture content (dry basis), average product density of 640kg/m3.
Reference Year 2013

This generic dataset has been developed with reference to CEN/TR 15941:2010 Environmental product declarations – Methodology for selection and use of generic data and has made use of data from existing databases and EPD, compensated with data from UK industry and national statistics for the specific situation related to UK consumption of timber products. With regard to methodology, the datasets are in line with the core Product Category Rules given in EN 15804+A1: 2013 Environmental product declarations – Core rules for the product category of construction products, and further detailed in FprEN 16485:2013 Round and sawn timber – Environmental Product Declarations – Product category rules for wood and wood-based products for use in construction and the draft EN 16449, Wood and wood-based products – Calculation of sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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Oriented Strand Board (OSB)

Coming soon

Key Information

General Process Description Coming soon
Reference Flow/
Declared Unit
Coming soon
Reference Year Coming soon

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