Engineered wood is also called as composite wood, manmade wood or manufactured wood. These products are manufactured by binding strands, particles, fibre’s or veneers of wood together with a strong adhesive. These include plywood, hardboard, particle board, veneer sheet, oriented strand boards, Glulam, etc. These products are manufactured to make wood more easily to use for commercial purposes; be it construction, home appliances or even industrial purposes.
ADHESIVES USED FOR MAKING ENGINEERED WOOD
- Urea-formaldehyde resins (UF): most common, cheapest, and not waterproof.
- Phenol-formaldehyde resins (PF): yellow/brown, and commonly used for exterior exposure products.
- Melamine-formaldehyde resin (MF): white, heat and water resistant, and often used in exposed surfaces in more costly designs.
- Methylene diphenyldiisocyanate (MDI) or polyurethane (PU) resins: expensive, generally waterproof, and does not contain formaldehyde.
Below are some common engineered products:
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