For several years, InStore Design Display has been stocking AnchorCoreslatwall panels. Previously, we stocked medium density fiberboard (MDF) slatwall panels. Why did we switch? Simple. Tests have proven AnchorCoreslatwall has a holding strength that is50% stronger than MDF.
AnchorCoreslatwall was developed specifically for the retail store fixture industry. The raw panels are manufactured by Boise Cascade and consist of 100% recycled wood fibers. Wind Mill Slatwall Products, IDD’s slatwall partner, is the exclusive slatwall manufacturer who usesAnchorCoreslatwall.
Shown here are sample images ofAnchorCoreandMDFpaint grade slatwall:
IDD stocks plain grooveReady-Sertslatwall panels. This means they are machined to holdReady-Sertaluminum insertsfor heavier load applications. Here is a sample ofcherry slatwallwith aReady-Sert:
This strength chart comparesAnchorCore Ready-Sertpanels vs.MDF Ready-Sertpanels. Note: actual strength may vary depending upon environmental issues, installation methods, fasteners used,accessories, and application employed.
Testing results produced across 35 data points using a load cell system on ¾” panels–MDF 130 grade and Boise Cascade™ Anchor™ Core. Data reflects break-out points for each combination of cores and inserts.
This chart is designed to illustrate the relative strength comparison between substrates and various decorative slatwall groove insert options. This is provided to aid our customers and help them choose which core or insert will be the best for their application.
Results are based on using 3″ on-center (o.c.) slatwall grooves and a load cell system 12″ out from the center of the panel. Panels were not adhered with fasteners. Failure was measured in pounds of force needed to break out the testing device from the test piece. This chart illustrates break out points and does not reflect recommended load capacities of any substrates or insert options.
Actual load capacity may be less, may vary, and will depend on:
Type of slatwall accessory used and the weight of the accessories for the application
Distance the accessory extends from the face of the panel
Number of accessories used to support the merchandise or application
Distribution of weight on the accessory or system used
Distance the accessory is from the edge/end of a panel
Length of groove or insert
Other environmental factors
Due to various influential factors, Wind Mill does not guarantee any load capacities for MDF or AnchorCore.