Chipboard, which is also called particle board, is a kind of soft wooden type product that is made from various pressed materials. Chipboard can be made from reclaimed paper, sawdust or other ingredients.
Chipboard or particle board product is not generally very durable, but it does have some common uses in lots of different products. If covered with veneer or laminate layers it has hard properties that could be associated with wood. Besides providing an attractive surface, the veneer and the laminate layers, also protect chipboard from moisture. Chipboard or particle board products are vulnerable to swelling and discoloration when exposed to moisture.
History of chipboard
Chipboard can be used for manufacturing furniture or other products. It is developed as an alternative to the plywood. Today, chipboard or particle board has become associated with low value, but when it was first manufactured for the first time, it was often more expensive than similar wooden products.
Engineers improved the chipboard durability and the efficiency of manufacturing technology and now it is much used in each furniture manufacturing company.
The main chipboard producers are: