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.
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.