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Particle Boards @ BoardsIndia

Particle board – also known as particleboard or chipboard – is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood chips, sawmill shavings, or even sawdust, and a synthetic resin or other suitable binder, which is pressed and extruded into sheets. Particle board is cheaper, denser and more uniform than conventional wood. The advantages of using particleboard are that it is more stable and much cheaper to buy compared to conventional wood.

We BoardsIndia, manufacturers and suppliers of Plain Particle boards, Pre-laminated Particleboard and low density Particleboard based in Perumbavoor, Kerala. The sheets are manufactured in 8’ x 4’ size with thickness ranging from 26 mm, 17 mm, 12 mm and 9 mm. 100% wood based particleboard with guaranteed thickness is our USP. Our major clientele include construction companies, interior designers and retail shops spread all over South India.

Particleboard or chipboard is manufactured by mixing wood particles or flakes together with a resin and forming the mixture into a sheet. The raw material to be used for the particles is fed into a disc chipper with between four and sixteen radially arranged blades. The particles are then dried, after which any oversized or undersized particles are screened out.
Resin is then mist-sprayed through fine nozzles onto the particles. There are several types of resins that are commonly used. Amino-formaldehyde based resins are the best performing when considering cost and ease of use. Urea Melamine resins are used to offer water resistance with increased melamine offering enhanced resistance. Panel production involves various other chemicals—including wax, dyes, wetting agents, release agents—to make the final product water resistant, fireproof, insect proof, or to give it some other quality.

The particles then pass through a mist of resin sufficient to coat all surfaces and are then layered, first into a continuous carpet. This 'carpet' is then separated into discrete, rectangular 'blankets' which will then be compacted in a cold press. A weighing device notes the weight of flakes, and they are distributed into position by rotating rakes. In graded-density particleboard, the flakes are spread by an air jet that throws finer particles further than coarse ones. Two such jets, reversed, allow the particles to build up from fine to coarse and back to fine.

The sheets formed are then cold-compressed to reduce their thickness and make them easier to transport. Later, they are compressed again, under pressures between 2 and 3 Mega Pascal (290 and 440 psi) and temperatures between 140 and 220 °C (284 and 428 °F). This process sets and hardens the glue. All aspects of this entire process must be carefully controlled to ensure the correct size, density and consistency of the board.

The boards are then cooled, trimmed and sanded. They can then be sold as raw board or surface improved through the addition of a wood veneer or laminate surface.

We BoardsIndia, manufacture the following types Plain Particle Boards and Prelaminated Particle Boards in 8' x 4' Sizes.

  • Plain Particle Boards - 26 mm, 17 mm, 12 mm and 9 mm

  • Plain Low Density Particle Boards - 26 mm

  • Prelaminated Particle Boards - 26 mm, 17 mm, 12 mm and 9 mm

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