A wide range of materials at your disposal
We work with a great range of materials, from natural woods with certificates of origin to advanced technical materials with the strictest certifications. Our expert team will advise as to which of these materials and finishes best meet your needs.
Also known as agglomerated panels, this is the material most widely-used for manufacturing furniture and decorative panels. It can be covered with an infinite range of materials and finishes such as melamine, different types of wood and so on.
Medium-density fibreboard panels (MDF)
These highly resistant panels are made from wood fibres. They are either covered with sheets of decorative wood or other synthetic materials such as melamine, or they are simply lacquered in an infinite range of colours. This material is ideal for making furniture and panels for applications in construction and decoration. Specific versions are manufactured that have fire and humidity-resistant properties.
Melamine panels are a much more affordable product than natural wood with an appearance and texture that are often almost identical. We use melamine panels to manufacture components and furniture. Current designs and textures are of such high quality that even the most experienced professionals have difficulty identifying whether or not they are made of natural wood..
Natural wood veneered panels
We obtain the quality and beauty of natural wood with prefabricated veneered panels, which provide excellent dimensional stability at a more competitive cost.
Solid natural wood is a beautiful, durable, quality element of construction. We manufacture components made from the main varieties of natural wood available on the market. We always ensure that the wood comes from sustainable forests and plantations and is guaranteed with FSC and PEFC certificates.
Coloured wood fibre panels
There is a current upward trend in the use of coloured wood fibre panels to manufacture furniture and interior architectonic elements. With these materials and surface finishes with a thin, transclucent coat of oils and varnishes we achieve very attractive, natural-looking results.
Varnished and lacquered panels
Completely smooth, homogeneously coloured surfaces, or a special texture, is the desired finish in many projects. A possible solution in these cases is lacquering with different varnishes or resins, depending on the required result.
Mineral fibre panels
These are a new generation of panels manufactured with fibres, wood or fibre glass particles mixed with minerals such as cement, which can be worked with the same machinery we use for wood and have exceptional fire and humidity-resistant properties. Some of these materials are also manufactured with a colourant. These panels are not only very contemporary and attractive, but they are also certified for outdoor use.
Acrylic panels are an ideal solution for certain applications. They can have a stony, matt or shiny finish as desired. They are ductile during the manufacturing process and totally resistant to humidity. Some versions are certified for outdoor use, and while they are costly they achieve a high visual impact. Mecakim is certified to work with the largest manufacturers of these materials and the company has proudly received a Corian prize for its industrial capacity to produce them.
Plywood panels are manufactured by overlaying very thin sheets of natural wood and rotating the direction of the wood grain with each layer. This manufacturing process makes the panels very resistant, gives them good dimensional stability and the appearance of a natural product, which is currently very popular.
OBS panels are an alternative to plywood panels in terms of functionality. They are manufactured using large wooden splinters which, when arranged in layers alternately lengthways and widthways, make them very resistant. Their quality varies according to building requirements. Their aesthetical appearance makes them a popular option nowadays.
The so-called lightweight panels are made by sandwiching a much lighter core, which is often just a cardboard honeycomb, between two finish layers. Very thick surfaces can be achieved with these materials, which are light and have a high bending resistance.
When working with wood particle or MDF melamine surfaces, the rough appearance of the core of the material that shows when it is cut must usually be disguised. In these cases the entire perimeter must be covered with edging, usually made of PVC or polycarbonate, whose appearance is practically identical to the surface of the panels.
With different materials and technologies, we can create panels with curves or double curves, customised to your project, by overlapping sheets of wood and applying different press systems.
The so-called phenolic panels are made by overlapping thin sheets of material such as cellulose or veneer impregnated with phenolic resin and subjecting them to pressure and temperature processes to produce durable materials with a high surface resistance. They are manufactured to different degrees of quality for indoor and outdoor uses that include covering facades, laboratory furniture, sanitary cubicles, furniture and lockers, among others.
Precomposed natural wood veneer
In series production or with large surfaces, where it is essential to achieve the appearance of natural wood but with a uniform veneer, or another specific visual effect, it is advisable to work with precomposed natural wood veneer.