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A2P Timber specialize in supplying Hardboard sheets and Caneite to the Australian Market.

The Australian market for Hardboard is unique in so many of its demands. We have set up our own secondary process facility in Asia which allows us to customise and modify boards from local production to better suit the Australian market.

The staff at A2P Timber have over 20 years experience in the panel industry enabling an understanding of what is required. The Company was established in 2006 and we now have warehouses in each State which means local delivery.

Please call us so we can determine your specific needs.




Pegboard is a perforated hardboard panel used extensively in the domestic, retail and shopfitting
industries. Originally designed for use as a storage solution, Pegboard is a highly adaptable product and is fully
supported with a wide range of system-driven hooks and shelving accessories. Safe to cut and machine, Pegboard is highly durable, has a smooth surface, commercially applied matt white undercoat and offers acoustic benefits.


Complies with the requirements Australian Standard AS 1859.4 Standard Hardboard.
Circular perforations in a square or diagonal pattern



Display panels for the merchandising of goods.
Storage panels for offices, factories, garden and tool sheds
Organiser for children’s toys and kitchen utilises
Ceiling for displaying art and mobiles in pre-schools, kindergartens and day care centre
Functional wall linings to utilise or decorate wall space by hanging artistic work, decorations and merchandise




Hardboard Underlay

A2P Underlay is ideal over strip timber, concrete, particleboard and plywood floors and provides auniform, flat, indent resistant base prior to the installation of resilient sheet floor coverings.Helping to extend the life and improve theappearance of linoleum and, cushioned vinyl, flexible and semi-rigid PVC, cork, rubber and even textile floor coverings.



Hardboard Underlay creates an excellent base forall types of coverings and the best finish willmost likely be achieved by using a qualifiedinstaller;


1 - Resilient direct stick or loose laid .
2 - Textiles direct stick and conventional lay.
3 - Timber products

Premium grade adhesives and accessories willhelp for a good finish in line with therecommendations of the floor coveringmanufacturers.









Caneite Softboard is soft, resilient, light coloured sheet material10 to 25 mm thick, manufactured from bagasse (sugar-cane)fibres. Caneite Softboards can be grooved or drilled to improve theirsound absorbing capabilities and then used as acoustic boards.They are used for ceilings and wall linings particularly wherereflected sound is to be reduced.



Durability:Caneite Softboard has good durability. It will be damaged ifsubjected to high impact loads. Thermal insulation value isreduced if the board gets wet.


Fire Resistance: The contribution to the fire resistance of astructure is proportional to the thickness of the board. Forexample 13mm insulating board will contribute 15 minutes fireresistance when used as lining to wall or partition and 10minutes when used as a ceiling





Caneite Softboard can be effectively used for wall linings, andceilings. When used for panelling and partitioning with adequateframework for support, insulation board helps absorb reflectedsound.Caneite Softboard, aesthetically covered with attractive fabricsserves as a practical and unobtrusive display board ideal forwindow dressing and other displays in all kinds of stores.


Another fast growing application is pin board, Caneite hasexcellent “Pinability.”Use of softboard in recording studios, auditoria and other placesthat require sound control, results in effective reduction ofreflected sound.Softboard is also used for all purposes where good thermalinsulation is required, in the form of wall lining, ceilings androof linings.


It is also used as core material for partitions anddoors, for partition panels, and as anti-drum lining for metalpartitions and machine casings. For purposes requiring a resilientmaterial, such as a floor or carpet underlay, it assists in reducingimpact sound transmission


.Due to its resilient nature Caneite board is used as basematerial for expansion joint fillers. In situations where humidconditions may arise bitumen-impregnated softboard should bespecified.

Tempered Hardboard

Tempered Hardboard is manufactured from Eucalyptas timber species and water resistant synthetic resins to comply with AS 1859.4, Tempered hardboard is a tough high-density building board with superior strength. The fine, densely bonded, wood fibre structure of Tempered hardboard is resistant to abrasion and sufficiently durable for use in semi-proteced exterior applications.


Whilst Tempered retains the smooth face surface and fine wire screen back of other Hardboard products, it is characterised by its distinctive dark hard face surface. The smooth surface quality provides an excellent base for paint finishing with most industrial and domestic coatings.




Tempered has a wide range of applications, especially where there are requirements for superior indent resistance, lasting performance and aesthetic stylishness.


    1. 1 - Interior lining of timber or metal-framed walls and ceilings in workshops, garages and in industrial or commercial premises.
  1. 2 - Cabinet construction, industrial shelving and work bench surfacing, shop fitting.
  2. 3 - Door Skins for surface flush panel doors, for use in moisture areas.
  3. 4 - Surfacing of concrete formboards and formwork for landscaping.
  4. 5 - Floor surfacing, particularly in the restoration of old buildings, dance/stage and theatre floors.
  5. 6 - Seat backing and interior side and floor panels for transport and industrial vehicles.




Thickness ( ± 0.3mm) Length( ± 0.3mm) Width ( ± 0.3mm)
70 sheets per pack






For best practice, Tempered Hardboard should be conditioned by wetting the back of the board with water for at least 48 hours before foxing. Apply the water with sprinkler or fine spray and brush into the surface with a stiff broom. Stack the sheets flat, back to back for the required period.


Cutting & Machining

Tempered Hardboard is easy to work and machine with normal woodworking tools and equipment. Cut sheets with a fine tooth handsaw or power saw. Edges may be trimmed with a smoothing plane, power plane or sandpeper. Where holes are required clean cutter bits  or twist drills are satisfatory. Woodworking shapers, spindle moulders and high speed routers may be used to shape or mould the edges of Tempered Hardboard.


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