MDF(Medium Density Fibreboard)is prepared by combining broken down hardwood and softwood residuals with the help of wax and resin adhesives. This process is undertaken under high temperature and pressure conditions. MDF gives a very fine finish to interior surfaces. It’s cost-effective and good for use on shelving, storage cabinets, and decorative projects. It also has a smooth surface, which is perfect for painting.
|BRAND NAME||CAMEL MDF|
| GLUE||E0/E1/E2/M.R/W.B.P/FR GLUE|
|FILM||Dynea Brown/Black Film|
|USAGE||Furniture, Packing, Decoration|
|CERTIFICATE||CE; FCS; ISO 9001|
Medium-density fiberboard is a versatile building material. It's cost-effective and good for use on shelving, storage cabinets, and decorative projects. It also has a smooth surface, which is perfect for painting.
MDF wood is essentially sawdust and glue that have been fused together with pressure and heat.
The color of MDF can range from tan to dark brown. The process of working with MDF is fairly similar to working with other types of wood or plywood. Fiberboard is made from wood fibers, which are small pieces of hardwood or softwood. Low-density fiberboard is called particle board, which is made from even smaller pieces than MDF. There's also high-density fiberboard known as hardboard that uses more heat and pressure than what's required to make MDF, making it strong and expensive.
At Fortune BM(CAMELPLY's head company), we trade(we are trader for plain MDF, manufactuter for melamine paper MDF) varied thicknesses of MDF wood ranging from ⅛” to 1 ½” and sheet sizes from 4’ x 8’ to 5’ x 12’. MDF wood options include: bendy, ultralite, fire retardant, moisture resistant, extira, beadboard, and slatwall.
Standard Grade MDF is a flexible product that is suitable for all kinds of applications.
It has a uniform density, precision-control thickness and a sanding smoothness leading to a great surface finish.
MDF panels apply to a host of residential and commercial fixtures, including, but not limited to, slotwalls, millworks, store fixtures and cabinetry.
Moisture-resistant (MR) panels are suitable for interior applications where there is a tendency towards prolonged exposure to wetness and humidity. While The Moisture Resistant Grade of MDF is good to tackle 80% relative humidity, it can also counter higher relative humidity for short periods. It is a brilliant alternative for display fixtures, kitchen cabinetry, school casework and store fixtures.
MDF (FR) is suitable for areas where building regulations require the use of Fire Resistant Grade. The MDF offered in this variant can undergo full-fledged cutting and edging. It is largely used to offer structural support to interior panels, cabinets, furniture and wardrobe. These are certified fibreboards that undergo various toxic control tests.
Melamine paper overlay adds an aesthetic dimension to medium density fibreboards. In evenly matched colour combinations and a well-spread design range, melamine overlays can cater to all local colours and patterns. The melamine overlay goes through a thickness tolerance test, density tolerance test and bending strength test before being put up for sale. The overlays are easy to clean, offer a high degree of water resistance, are durable, resistant to abrasion and micro-bacterium, and do not deform under the application of pressure.
Thinner MDF sheets are well suited to cabinet and interior furniture. Thicker boards are good for doors and partitions. The cut edges look smooth because of the fineness of the surface and do not leave any void or splinters.
MDF sheets cannot stain, though they cannot hold screws too well because of the fine particles involved. They also absorb water like a sponge unless well-sealed. Seasoned manufacturers, however, know their way around these limitations.
Don’t use a hammer
MDF is extremely hard, so nails bend unless you pre-drill a hole, which is a bit impractical. Use a trim nailer to shoot nails into the surface, and a putty knife to scrape off the tiny bumps that result before filling the nail holes.
Don’t let it get wet
When exposed to water, MDF will swell to twice its thickness and will crumble if consistently exposed to water and damp conditions. There are moisture-resistant MDF products, that can be used in areas with humidity such as bathrooms and laundry rooms, but no MDF is waterproof.
Use solvent-based primer
The face of MDF is smooth, but the edges are fuzzy and need to be primed before painting to avoid a sandpaper effect. Most projects only require the edges to be sanded with 100-grit paper and primed with a solvent-based (not water-based) primer. When the primer dries, it can be sanded with 100-grit pads and wiped with a damp cloth before applying paint.
Protect your face
MDF work produces a sandstorm of fine, powdery dust that infiltrates everywhere and everything, so try to cut and rout MDF outdoors. If working indoors, drape sheets of plastic over furniture, doorways and air vents. Wear a tight-fitting dust mask and eye protection.
Keep an extra saw
MDF tends to dull saw blades quicker than most woods or plywood so have an extra saw blade handy.
Sand your edges
Cutting MDF creates sharp, open edges, so you will need to sand all cut edges, which can usually be accomplished with a fairly light-grit sandpaper, such as 150 grit.
MDF is an extremely versatile building product, chosen for its strength, affordability, durability, and consistency. An engineered material, made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into fine particles, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and pressing it with high temperature, it’s commonly used in many home and professional projects, including:
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