One of the most popular boards is the chipboard which is also known as a Particle board. This is engineered wood merchandise that is pressed and extruded from wood chips or jute-stick chips and resin or another suitable binder.
Advantages and disadvantages
Generally speaking, there are some pros and cons for Chipboard. For instance, one of the benefits of these wood is the price of that which is affordable in comparison with others. Also, the weight of this wood is rather low. This is kind of a positive point because you can use it when you need light wood for some special place.
On the other hand, there are some negative points for Chipboard. The stability of this wood is low and cannot bear the heavy load. It is a negative point because you cannot use it in some places. Moreover, when a chipboard is created, some chemical materials are used inside of that. Consequently, it can be detrimental to the environment. Another drawback of this wood is that if it is exposed to the wet, the surface of that becomes swelled and the color is changed. Therefore, it is not appropriate to use chipboard in moist places.
There are various uses of chipboard in our life and construction industry. For example, in order to create cabinets, we can use this type of wood. Also, to develop beds and shelves, Chipboard is so practical. Other applications of these wood would be in manufacturing doors, closet and internal decoration. All of which nowadays are so popular.
Type of Chipboard
It is categorized according to its production methods. Here we are going to explain most of them.
Chipboard from pressing the board
In this production method, the length of the wood board particles is arranged. This product is classified into single-layer boards, three-layer boards, multi-layer boards and non-layer boards.
Chipboard from mold pressing
The difference between this type of chipboard and chipboard made by the plate pressing method is in the shape of the press plate. Molded press plates are concave, curved, embossed and profiled, and the result is the creation of boards in various shapes.
Chipboard from roller press
In this method, the mixture of wood chips and glue passes through the rollers that have a rotating motion and becomes adjusted to a thickness. Using this method, multi-layer, three-layer, one-layer and no-layer boards can be produced.
Type of chipboard according to the cover of them
- Chipboard without cover
- Chipboard with natural cover
- Chipboard with artificial cover
- Chipboard with Lacquered wood