March 2020 - Sonae Arauco
International Day of Forests

International Day of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake...
Particleboard and MDF

Particleboard and MDF

At Sonae Arauco we make our decorative boards out of two different wood-based products, namely Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and Particleboard. These wood-based boards form the basis of all our products and so, in this article we are going to look at the two types...
How melamine coated paper is laminated onto boards

How melamine coated paper is laminated onto boards

Sonae Arauco’s wood-based decorative boards are made of either Medium Density Fibreboard or Particleboard that have been given a melamine finish. We have previously looked at how Sonae Arauco’s wood-based panels are manufactured, as well as the difference between...
A brief history of melamine-faced boards

A brief history of melamine-faced boards

We come across melamine-faced boards in all different facets of our lives, from our bedrooms to our kitchens and our workplaces. Thanks to their versatility and wide range of finishes, these decorative boards have cemented their place as décor essentials in any home....
Sonae Arauco: about our timber

Sonae Arauco: about our timber

At the heart of Sonae Arauco lies the timber supply we use to make our Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and Particleboard. These boards form the basis of our range of wood-based decorative panels. To give you a better idea of where and how we source our timber, we...