What is a particleboard?
Particleboard can be made without any additional surface treatment (the cheapest option) or more appealing by painting or the use of various veneers (wooden, paper, etc.) or laminate on visible surfaces, see the following image. This layer makes visual effect of the furniture (or object made of particleboard) and what is even more important it has a protective role. We can have layers (veneers, laminate) with various protective functions: e.g. water protection, fire retardant, anti-stain, etc..
- Light Plates – to 500 kg / m3
- Medium weight – 500-750 kg / m 3
- Heavy – more than 750 kg / m3
Most sheets are produced with a density of 600-680 kg / m3
Depending on the application, the standard EN 312 distinguishes the following types of chipboard:
- (P1) – board general purpose use in dry conditions
- (P2) – boards for furnishing -Also for making furniture for use in dry conditions
- (P3) – not-load-bearing boards for use in humid conditions
- (P4) – load bearing panels for use in dry conditions
- (P5) – load-bearing boards for use in humid conditions
- (P6) – boards with increased load-bearing capacity for use in dry conditions
- (P7) – boards with increased load-bearing capacity for use in humid conditions