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What Is Fiberboard (MDF)?

MDF products are the basic material that makes a difference in decoration because they have different color and surface options for use in homes, offices, restaurants and in all living spaces. MDF is involved in many areas we touch. Well, how much do we know about MDF, which finds its place in every moment of our lives and makes us feel closer to nature? The concept of MDF originated from the initials of the words "Medium Density Fiberboard". It means medium density fibersheet.

How is MDF Produced?

Approximately 90% of the MDF boards are wood. In order to meet the desired features in the areas of use, wood pieces obtained after the process of mixing of hard and soft woods at a certain rate are separated into fibers thanks to special blades by giving intensive steam. Then, special adhesives and hardeners that allow these fibers to hold together are mixed with fiber. The mixture is dried with hot air to the desired humidity value. Dried fibers are laid out homogenously depending on the properties of the product that is wanted to be produced. After this process, the plate, which is given the sketchy lines with the first pressing operation, is subjected to the appropriate temperature and pressure with the second pressing and ensures that the fibers are tightly adhered to each other. In the final stage, the sheets that come out of the press are left to cool down. After the specified cooling time is completed, it is made ready for use by being subjected to sanding process so that they have the desired thickness and smooth surface.

How To Determine The Production Diversity Of MDF?

Together with having different thickness and density depending on the application areas, they are generally produced with a thickness of 2.5 mm to 40 mm and a density of 500-900 kg / m3. According to the place of use; it can be produced  with width between 1220 mm and 2500 mm, and  height between 1830 mm and 4200 mm.

Where Is MDF Used?

MDF, which does not fall behind massive wood with its durability and physical properties, is delivered to the end user with this type of surface or various surface options.                                                

It can be used as an alternative to solid wood material with its physical properties. One of the most prominent features of MDF is that it provides ease of use in many areas because of the homogenous density of each point. MDF has become a material used in all products of the furniture industry because it can be produced in standard sizes, perfect in milling operations, keeping the screws applied from the surface and edges well, creating a good foundation for painting and surface applications such as decorative foil, PVC, wood coating and so on.  As the surface density is high and the surface is slightly rough, liquid surface treatments such as lacquer, paint and varnish can be applied to the plate surfaces. MDFs, which are produced with the advancing technology in recent years, have a wide range of use in all types of home and office interior designs. It is a preferred product in kitchen cabinet body and doors, bathroom cabinets, saloon, bedrooms and all other living areas. It is suitable for all kinds of surface treatment whether it is lacquered or coated on one side and can be used as a ready-to-use product for manufacturers.

MDF is involved in many areas we touch.