Q. What are Vario MDF Boards?

Vario is european made premium high gloss PET coated MDF decorative panel which can be used for any indoor vertical application such as cabinet doors, wall panels, closet organization to name a few. The latest generation of ecological PET coating technology provides a superior appearance compared with laminates, acrylic, thermofoil  or melamine boards - making it the preferred choice for discerning home owners, interior designers and architects. PET coating of MDF panels is a modern, non toxic, hygienic and durable layering process. Vario uniquely offers this PET coating technology in the decorative panel industry.

Q. What it is Vario MDF decorative panel made of?

Our unique board is made of MDF core coated with PET layer. PET stands for "Polyethylene Terephthalate" and MDF for "Medium Density Fiberboard". PET creates a strong, impact and scratch-resistant layer on top of the MDF board. The PET surface is applied to MDF with high tech German technology under high heat and pressure with PUR glue. PET coating also acts as an excellent water and moisture barrier. PET is extensively used as containers for packaging sodas, water, juices, salad dressings, cooking oil etc. PET's safety for food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and medical applications is recognized by health authorities around the world. PET is hygienic and does not promote bacterial growth or transmission.

Q. What are key differentiators between Vario PET MDF panel and its competition?

- PET coating of MDF panels is a modern, non toxic, hygienic and durable layering process. Vario uniquely offers this PET coating technology in the decorative panel industry.
- Highly resistance to finger spots. This feature makes Vario PET Coated MDF panel an ideal surface for any areas which sees a high usage and traffic.
- Unique Double Side High Gloss Option: Our competition offer a single side gloss and matt melamine on the reverse. Vario is a unique product line as it offers both single and double sided gloss options for varying applications. Double side gloss is preferred by the designers and end users cabinet makers and closet organizers.
- Color Variety and Matching Edge Tape option: Vario offers a wide and unique variety of colors and designs. We offer around 10 different options consisting of solid colors, wood textures, patterns and 3D designs. Custom sizes and colors can be available. (please ask for more details from your ABS representative) Each color also has a matching 1 mm standard edge band.
- Size of the Boards: Vario PET coated MDF Board come 4ft x 9ft. The larger board size offers a higher yield per sq. ft. vs competition. 9ft long panels are desirable for wall application as the new standard for first floor ceiling height is 9ft. as the it provides more space to work on it especially for some projects that needed longer size MDFs. The market standard is 4ft x 8ft.
- Competitive Pricing: Vario boards are competitively priced while offering a superior finish product. Our edge banding tapes are also competitively priced and come in roll size of 394 LF and 492 LF giving a higher yield per roll.

Q. What is the difference between PET surface & other surfaces?

PET surface is the latest, modern application of glossy surface products. The main advantages for PET surface against the others are as following:

- Does not chip when cut like paper base (craft paper) melamine surfaces.
- Is impact and scratch-resistant.
- Has high resistance to finger spots
- Has very high resistance against sun light, moisture and hot (up to 70 degree Celsius).
- Does not turn white when folded.
- Has a high clear reflection
- Minimum orange peeling look in comparison with lacquered melamine.
- Is easier to clean.

Q. What are the key areas of application?

Our High Gloss PET coated MDF boards are mostly used for all millwork projects such as kitchen and bathroom cabinets, vanities cabinets, office cabinets, hidden beds, custom closets, modern display units, furniture, store fixtures and as well as interior wall panels used by interior designers for commercial & residential projects. Designers and carpenters may multiply the ideas.

Q. Is PET good for health and environment?

Polyethylene is considered non-toxic, an inert and chemically neutral and recyclable material, is not considered hazardous material. Polyethylene has been extensively reviewed by regulatory authorities and determined to be non-hazardous by normal routes of exposure including skin contact, inhalation and ingestion. Polyethylene does not biodegrade readily in the environment unless it’s chemically modified (Source: ‘’NOVA CHEMICALS’’). PET is hygienic and does not promote bacterial growth or transmission. Our MDF boards are FSC certified and formaldehyde emission is at E1 (Europe) standard.

Q. How do I get a seamless edge?

A near seamless appearance can be achieved using Vario high gloss color matched edge tape. Many other contrast and dual color tapes can be used to achieve a sophisticated, unique and contemporary style.

Q. How do I clean and maintain Vario boards?

PET surface does not require any high maintenance and is easy and quick to clean. For regular cleaning, wipe the surface with a damp microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloths ares trongly suggested with non abrasive soap and warm water. Usage of PH neutral products is recommended for cleaning the surface. Do not use any harsh chemicals or cleaners which contain bleach or ammonia.