Medium Density Fiberboard And Traditional Wood Materials Medium density fiberboard or simply called MDF is a compound wood product which is identical to particleboard. It’s made from waste fibers glued together with resin under heat, and pressure. It’s highly functional and can be manufactured and finished to a high standard because it is widely used in these days and as a result, MDF has replaced solid timber.
MDF has replaced all traditional wood materials used by the people because of these reasons:
There are some dangers occur when you work with MDF compared to other wood materials like Softwood and Hardwood products:
The environment formed by completing MDF board acquires a mix of dust of hardwood and dust of softwood. When we cut MDF board there are so many dust particles are released in which free formaldehyde are present and resin with its derivatives are also present. Formaldehyde is imperative organic chemical and mainly found at low levels, commonly lower than 0.03 parts per million in both air i.e. outdoor and indoor air and present mainly in people, foods which we eat and trees. Under current act formaldehyde, hardwood dust and softwood dust are seems to be unsafe to our fitness and health. It is dangerous for our environment and make harm for our respiratory system. It may cause irritation to the eyes and lungs.
Advantages for using MDF:
Disadvantages for using MDF Board:
It is widely used in Embossing, Moulding, Laminate Flooring, Office & Residential Furniture, Kitchen Cabinets, Laminating and Finishing etc. As in the same family like particle board MDF is a constructed wood product. The major component of MDF offers many opportunities for it to be used as an alternative to solid wood and that’s the reason it is widely used in these days.