Particle Board History and development

Particleboard originated in Germany. It was first produced in 1887, when Hubbard made so-called “artificial wood” from wood flour and an adhesive based on albumin, which was consolidated under high temperature and pressure. [3] Although the use of two or three layers of wood veneer is ancient, modern 4′ x 8′ sheets of plywood with 5-11 core layers of veneer were invented in the early 20th century, and began to become common by the Second World War. During the war, [...]

Particle Board Characteristics

Particle board is cheaper, denser and more uniform than conventional wood and plywood and is substituted for them when cost is more important than strength and appearance. Particleboard can be made more appealing by painting or the use of wood veneers on visible surfaces. Though it is more dense than conventional wood, it is the lightest and weakest type of fiberboard, except for insulation board. Medium-density fibreboard and hardboard, also called high-density fiberboard, are stronger and denser than particleboard. [...]

MDF VS Solid Wood Particle Board Which one do you prefer?

MDF is also called fiberboard. It is made by immersing wood, tree and other objects in water and then hot grinding, paving and hot pressing. It is based on lignocellulosic resin or other suitable fiber. Made of artificial boards. Because of its soft and impact resistance, high strength, uniform density after pressing, it is easy to reprocess. It is a good material for making furniture in foreign countries, but the disadvantage is poor water resistance. The surface of the MDF [...]

What are the types of plywood materials? What are the characteristics of commonly used plywood?

Plywood is a slab of eucalyptus, birch, eucalyptus, ash, nanmu, poplar, etc., which is then softened by steaming and cutting into large sheets along the annual rings. After being dried, the fibers of the adjacent two veneers are perpendicular to each other, and the fibers of the adjacent two veneers are perpendicular to each other, and then heated and glued to form an artificial plate. In order to eliminate the shortcomings of wood anisotropy and increase the strength, the [...]

Plywood Production

Plywood production requires a good log, called a peeler, which is generally straighter and larger in diameter than one required for processing into dimensioned lumber by a sawmill. The log is laid horizontally and rotated about its long axis while a long blade is pressed into it, causing a thin layer of wood to peel off (much as a continuous sheet of paper from a roll). An adjustable nosebar, which may be solid or a roller, is pressed against [...]

Plywood history

In 1797 Samuel Bentham applied for patents covering several machines to produce veneers. In his patent applications, he described the concept of laminating several layers of veneer with glue to form a thicker piece – the first description of what we now call plywood. Bentham was a British naval engineer with many shipbuilding inventions to his credit. Veneers at the time of Bentham were flat sawn, rift sawn or quarter sawn; i.e. cut along or across the log manually [...]

Difference between plywood and multi-layer board

With the development of the times, there are more and more plates on the market, and the quality is getting higher and higher, such as multi-layer boards and plywood. These two kinds of plates are one of the commonly used materials for modern homes. They are all made of wood-based panels. Many people will confuse plywood and multi-layer boards when they buy them. Today, I will introduce the difference between plywood and multi-layer boards for your reference. Plywood is a [...]

Understanding plywood

Plywood is ideal for applications in residential and light-duty construction and is made from thin sheets of veneer that have been peeled from debarked wood. These thin layers,are glued together in alternating, perpendicular directions to create a cross-graining pattern. This pattern results in added strength and stability that resists shrinkage and expansion, should it come in contact with moisture. This guide will walk you through the different uses of plywood, as well as explain its rating and grade system. Uses Plywood is [...]