Fibreboard, chipboard and plywood

We come across fibreboard, chipboard and plywood everyday. For example in furniture with a plastic surface coating or veneer, or in interior fittings. These uses are well established. However, changes in manufacturing technology are constantly opening up new areas of application. Wood in this form is a more versatile material and can be used more effectively than solid wood direct from the sawmill.
To make fibreboards such as MDF and chipboards, fine wood particles or waste from wood processing are mixed with binding agents and pressed into solid boards under high temperatures. Similarly, thin layers of veneer wood are stuck together and heat pressed to make plywood.

Processing agents

In many production methods processing agents, are used. Usually they are not present in the finished product, but still play an important role in manufacturing by guaranteeing the quality of the end product.…  more

Flame protection

In paper, cardboard or modern wood composites such as MDF, halogen-free flamer retardants with a phosphate content of over 7% make sure that rather than burning, the material carbonises without the formation of flames. An important requirement for ensuring a happy birthday celebration for your children, for instance.…  more