Chipboard is a wooden board that is made of woodchips and adhesive, pressed together in conditions of high temperature and pressure. It is mostly made of conifer chips, crushed with special machines. For chipboards with different function, chips with different shapes, sizes and orientations and different adhesives are used. There are chipboards that are used in both – moist and dry conditions.
Chipboards are a very widespread material in building and furniture industries, but also they are used for producing packages. The length of chipboards is usually between 6-28mm, but mainly 12-25mm long boards are used. Their density is up to 700 kg/m³ and most common size 2600x1200mm. Their humidity level stays between 5-13%.
In building industries, chipboards are mainly used as furring and substrate. In furniture industry, chipboard has been one of the most widespread wood substitutes.