Chipboard is made by bonding together wood particles with an adhesive
under heat and pressure to form a rigid board with a relatively smooth
surface. Chipboard is available in a number of densities; normal, medium
and high-density. Normal density is fairly soft and 'flaky',
high-density is very solid and hard (often used for worktops and fire
doors) - medium density is somewhere in between.
Chipboard is normally available in 2440 x 1220 sheets (or subdivisions),
finished veneered sheets are available in smaller sheets so that the
four decorated edges do not need to be cut. Thicknesses range from 12 to
Particle board, also called chipboard, is an engineered wood product
manufactured from wood particles, such as wood chips, sawmill shavings,
or even saw dust, and a synthetic resin or other suitable binder, which
is pressed and extruded. Particle board is a type of fiberboard, a
composite material, but it is made up of larger pieces of wood than
medium-density fibre board and hardboard
- Raw materials
of chipboard are:Chips (50% comes from waste of veneer industry
without addition of minerals); Sawdust; Synthetic resin binder
(harmless to the health).
is produced from dried and graded chips mixed with resin which are
formed into boards by curing in a heated press.
Chipboard industry is basically agriculture based. Mango & Poplar
wood is raw material used for its production. Presently, 35
chipboard manufacturing units are working in Pakistan and producing
varying quality of chipboard. Chip board is not only used in country
but also exported to Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia & to Gulf
States in form of furniture
Totally, 2004 saw a 2.2% rise in the export of solid-wood boards
compared to the reference
period of the previous year and this amounts to EUR 257.7 million.
Imports, however, declined
by 10.7% to EUR 88.6 million, leading to a 10.7% increase in the
foreign-trade balance surplus.
Chipboard is used for the backing of notepads, backing of stacks of
business forms, and in scrapbooking used to ship stacks of sheets of
paper to scrapbook stores. Some manufacturers are making
acid-free/lignin free chipboard specifically for use in making
scrapbook pages. Chipboard can be used to create thickness in
scrapbook page embellishments and monogram letters.
biodegradable so will contribute to green house gas production if
allowed to rot in landfill sites. Chipboard can be used as
mulch to prevent soil erosion and a composting agent to improve
airflow and decomposition
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