Q: How do you stop cupping or potato chip effect with PolyBak-Tak?
A: Storage is the key factor in eliminating warp of any kind in our Tackable Panels. We recommend that a coversheet of particleboard or MDF remain on the top of the unit when not being processed for a length of time.
Q: How much weight can PolyBak-Tak support?
A: This product is not designed to support any specific amount of weight.
Q: What router speed is best for cutting PolyBak-Tak?
A: A good starting point for a feed rate would be 10m/min. From there you can determine if the quality of the cut is acceptable and gradually increase speed if desired.
Q: Can SmartCore (Softboard) be used for sound deadening?
A: The Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) is rated between 25 and 30 for 1/2" board under ASTM C384. Thinner panels, such as 7/16" or 3/8" would have a slightly lower value as the muffling diminishes considerably as sound passes through the board. We don't have an official value for the thinner panels.
For more technical information on SmartCore, please see our Raw Softboard Tech Data Sheet
Q: Can I use water to remove water based glue on SmartCore (Softboard)?
A: No, you would end up removing the face of the board which would alter the performance and surface smoothness of the product.
Q: What router speed is best for cutting SmartCore (Softboard)?
A: A good starting point for a feed rate would be 10m/min. From there you can determine if the quality of the cut is acceptable and gradually increase if desired.
Q: Is SmartCore (Softboard) dust harmful?
A: Any dust from wood/fiberboard products is considered harmful if inhaled, however it is considered to be less harmful than most mineral based products. Additionally, our fiberboard emits zero volatile organic compounds and is 100% formaldehyde free, and is therefore considered a “Low Emission Material” that contributes to LEED EQ 4.4.