Product Information

Medium-density fibreboard (MDF)

This is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres, often in a defibrator, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure. MDF is generally denser than plywood. It is made up of separated fibres, but can be used as a building material similar in application to plywood. It is stronger and much denser than particle board.

Although similar manufacturing processes are used in making all types of fibreboard, MDF has a typical density of 600–800 kg/m³ or 0.022–0.029 lb/in3, in contrast to particle board (160–450 kg/m³) and to high-density fibreboard (600–1,450 kg/m³).

The name derives from the distinction in densities of fibreboard. Large-scale production of MDF began in the 1980s, in both North America and Europe.

Benefits

  • Is an excellent substrate for veneers
  • Some varieties are less expensive than many natural woods
  • Consistent in strength and size
  • Shapes well
  • Stable dimensions (less expansion and contraction than natural wood)
  • Takes paint well
  • Takes woodglue well
  • High screw pull-out strength in the face grain of the material

Application

MDF is often used in school projects because of its flexibility. Slatwall Panels made from MDF are used in the shop fitting industry. MDF is primarily used for indoor applications due to its poor moisture resistance. It is available in raw form, or with a finely sanded surface, or with a decorative overlay. MDF is also usable for furniture such as cabinets, because of its strong surface.

Our product range

The thickness of Rongtai products : 8mm to 25mm, main products range from 16mm to 18mm.