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What is MDF?

Decorative paper-covered MDF products with different color and surface options in all living spaces in homes, offices, and restaurants constitute the basic material that makes a difference in decoration. In other words, MDF is present in many areas we touch. Well, how much do we know about MDF, which actually finds a place in every moment of our lives and makes us feel closer to nature?

The term MDF is the short form of Medium Density Fiberboard. It refers to medium density fiberboard.

How is MDF Produced?

MDF boards consist of approximately 90% wood. In order to meet the desired properties in the areas of use, the wood pieces obtained after the mixtures of hard and soft woods in a certain ratio undergo various processes are separated into fibers by means of special blades by giving intense steam. Then special adhesives and hardeners are mixed with the fibers to ensure that these fibers stick together. The mixture is dried with hot air to the desired moisture content. The dried fibers are laid homogeneously depending on the characteristics of the product to be produced. After this process, the board roughly outlined after the first pressing process is subjected to appropriate temperature and pressure with the second pressing process and the fibers are thoroughly adhered to each other.  At the last stage, the boards are left to cool down. After completing the specified cooling time, they are sanded to have the desired thickness and a smooth surface and made ready for final use.

How to Determine the Production Range of MDF?

Although they have various thicknesses and densities depending on the area of use, they are produced in thicknesses ranging from 2.5 mm to 40 mm and with a density of 500-900 kg/m3. Depending on the place of use, it can be produced with a width between 1220 mm and 2500 mm and a height between 1830 mm and 4200 mm.

Where is MDF Used?

MDF, which is not inferior to solid wood with its durability and physical properties, is delivered to the end user with various surface options if desired.

With its physical properties, it can be used as an alternative to solid wood material. One of its most prominent features is that it provides ease of use in many areas due to its homogeneous density at every point. The fact that it can be produced in standard sizes, its excellence in milling processes, its ability to hold the screws applied from its surface and edges well, its ability to form a good ground for surface applications such as painting and decorative foil, PVC, wood veneer, etc. has made MDF a material used in all products of the furniture industry. Due to the high surface density and low roughness of the surface, liquid surface treatments such as all kinds of lacquers, paints and varnishes can be applied to the board surfaces. MDFs, which have recently been produced with advanced technology, have a wide range of uses in all types of home and office interior designs. It is a preferred product for kitchen cabinet bodies and doors, bathroom cabinets, living rooms, bedrooms and all other living spaces. It is suitable for all kinds of surface treatment, either lacquered or coated on one side, and can be used as a ready-to-use product for manufacturers.

MDF is present in many areas we touch...