Paneltech’s 396C Conform MDO is a specialty overlay saturated with phenolic resin. It has high-masking properties and is designed to be used as a concrete form overlay. It gives a smooth matte finish to concrete and is treated to release easily from forms when coated with the appropriate form oil.

While it performs well as a concrete form MDO, similar to our 389, 396 has been designed specifically to be used as a  cushion sheet under MDO or Alka-Max to improve the surface quality of the finished panel.

As with other Paneltech MDO products, 396C has a proprietary glue line formulation that gives it strong adhesive properties when bonding to all commonly used substrates. 396C has been APA certified, and has undergone extensive field testing. MDO 396C exceeds the requirements of the PS1-19 Voluntary Product Standard. In addition, MDO 396C has been chemically balanced to provide superior bonding properties as a cushion sheet for Alka-Max films as well as HDO 173C and 180C.


  • Hard , abrasion resistant surface
  • Masks panel defects
  • Increases alkalinity resistance of concrete form
  • Quality controlled continuously by online weight and volatile sensors, calibrated hourly
  • Each sheet visually inspected