MDF

MDF is an engineered wood product made using wood fiber, and a resin binder. The mixture of wood fiber and resin binder is subjected to high pressure and temperature conditions to form boards. MDF is extremely 'homogenous' as compared to plywood and natural wood.

MDF can be denser then plywood. The average density of MDF is 750 kg/m3. Unlike natural wood MDF does not contains any knots or rings. The surface of MDF is extremely smooth. MDF provides excellent screw holding properties when screws are installed using a pilot hole. MDF is also extremely amenable to sawing, cutting, chiseling, routing, gluing, and other furniture making procedures. MDF has extremely high degree of dimensional stability. Because of such features MDF is gaining popularity amongst institutional furniture manufacturers.

  • Technical Specifications
    • Properties

      Values

      Length (mm)

      2440

      Width (mm)

      1220

      Thickness (mm)

      3,4,5,6,8,12,18

      Glue

      E1, E2

      Density (kg/m3)

      700-800

      Moisture absorption

      < 5%

      For large orders, custom sizes can also be provided.

  • Comparison between Plywood and MDF
    • Properties

      Plywood

      MDF

      Density (kg/m3)

      600-700

      500-1000

      Surface Smoothness

      Rough

      Very smooth

      Dimensional Stability

      Medium

      High

      Screw holding properties

      Excellent

      Good

      Machining Properties

      Good

      Excellent

      Formaldehyde Emissions

      Yes

      No

      Environment Friendly

      No

      Yes

      Applications

      Furniture
      Toys and educational material
      Ceiling and wall paneling
      Sound proofing