What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Mfc Furniture Panel?

- Apr 15, 2019-

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      MFC is an acronym for Melamine Faced Chipboard. MFC has come a long way since the cheap flat pack furniture from the 80s . and is now a lot more resilient and hardwearing. Today’s MFC can used to create very modern looking kitchens. with its printed wood grain on a melamine film that forms the face. and edges of the chipboard.

      MFC can over time start to lose its colour and MFC is a lot lighter than MDF. Unless we are making doors from natural timbers such as Oak & Ash then we prefer to use a nice solid MDF door.

The quality of that chipboard depends on the density of the board. Many domestic furniture uses low density board, which is light. Most commercial grade furniture made of a dense board – as it stops flexing and bending. The finished board is then cut to shape and size, edged with a banding machine to protect the edges.

      These panels can then used to make furniture. and it’s used in desks, workstations, cupboards and pedestals. The colours available vary from factory to factory. There are some common finishes that used, and whilst they all tend to be the same grain pattern. they can vary from source in shade and grain pattern. MFC is available in a large number of plain colours as well, and special finishes too.

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mfc wood panel advantages and disadvantages

mfc wood advantages

-The main advantage of particle board over solid wood. or plywood or medium density fiberboards is that its cost is very low. Compared to plywood furniture of similar dimensions. particle board furniture costs less than half.

When building large projects that need hundreds of sheets of material. or even when you use it for small projects such as flooring in a bathroom, particleboard can save you money.

Saving a much amount on particleboard that you will never see anyway. you can then use that money to add other amenities to the home or project.

-Due to its lightweight property, particle board can transported and handled.

It is common that when people come to choose wood furniture one of important factor will consider is. that the denser of the wood. Denser usually also means heavier weight. Compare with plywood or solid wood, particle board are very light in weight. and easy to transport and move around from one place to another place.

-Particleboard has more screw and nails holding capacity as compared to MDF. it could  machined (cut, drilled, milled, etc.), glued and painted. It is easy to get the desired dimensions.

-Particle board is easy to maintain and clean.

-It is an eco-friendly material from the scraps of other lumber products. such as wood chips, sawdust, wooden shavings. and bagasse which is a residue of sugarcane after the juice extracted. This means that there is no waste when particleboard manufactured. and no extra logging need done to produce particleboard. Some particleboard is also manufactured without the use of formaldehyde.

-Particle boards do not have natural defects. and it has good thermal and soundproof properties. so they are very much useful in speakers and in the false ceiling of auditoriums, theaters, etc.

-It provides smooth and flat surface for sticking decorative laminates or wood veneer. The thin sheets of veneer or plastic laminate can glued. on the surface of the particle board to add beauty and aesthetic value. This also increases the durability of the pre-laminated particle boards. The particle board is stronger and attractive.

particle board disadvantages

-Particle board furniture is quite weak compared to. other kinds of engineered woods such as plywood. It is less dense and can get damaged while handling. So for those who need to shift from one house to another quite. its important to note that their particle board furniture may not survive the ordeal.

-Apart from being low on strength, particle boards are also prone to getting damaged. because of moisture and humidity. This means that furniture made from these boards will not last very long. This is without doubt the major drawback of particle board furniture.

-particle board furniture inform the customer. that they can expect the particle board furniture to last for. around 2 to 3 years (and there are others who will say the lifetime is 5 years). Now compare this with plywood which lasts for 15-20 years. or with good quality solid wood furniture that lasts for several decades. and handed over from one generation to the next.

-Particle boards are almost never used in applications. where the boards will subjected to heavy weights. Being low on strength, particle boards are only suitable for holding low weights. or as forming the walls of cabinets and the like.

-Particle boards made from small particles of wood such as sawdust . and small chips which glued and pressed together to form a sheet. The glue used is a plastic resin (phenolic resin), the same that used in the making of decorative laminates. This is not as eco-friendly as using good quality solid wood furniture that is 100% natural.

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What Is mfc Furniture Panel?


 mfc furniture panel is also called bagasse board. which made of wood or other lignocellulosic materials. It is a kind of artificial board made of wood or other lignocellulosic materials. which formed under the action of heat and pressure after the application of adhesive. It is also called mfc furniture panel. used for furniture manufacturing and construction industry and train, car carriage manufacturing.

 Because particieboard structure is more even, treatment performance is good. can machined according to need large face plank.  it is the raw material with the better furniture. that makes different specification, style. The finished chipboard does not need to dried again and can used . But it also has its inherent shortcomings.  because the edge is rough, easy moisture absorption. so the furniture made of mfc furniture panel sealing technology is particularly important.  Because particieboard density is bigger additionally.  the furniture that makes with it, compare with other plank to say, also weigh quite.

 Besides, mfc furniture panel cost is low. but the strength is not very big, easy to crack;

    In the suppression of a large number of viscose agent. containing part of the body harmful substances. For example: formaldehyde.

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mdf vs mfc

     MDF stands for Medium Density Fibreboard. and made from wood fibres glued together under high heat and pressure. MFC is an acronym for Melamine Faced Chipboard. and made of wood chips formed into particleboard. and then bonded to melamine resin impregnated paper.

     MDF is often preferred by installers. because it is easier to cut and shape than MFC and thus easier to work with. It is also strong, durable and if water ingression occurs it performs well. although it may blow due to the water affecting the efficiency of the glue that hold together the fibres.  But, despite the advantages of MDF, prefers to use MFC.

     The old belief is that MFC is a weaker material than MDF and doesn’t hold fixings well.  But, in recent years there has been a change in the way that MFC  manufactured. and this has made a great difference to the properties of the material. It is now manufactured with a dense outer core for impact, and a coarser inner core for fixing strength. It also has a grain-like orientation which gives the product lateral strength. 

     Our standard MFC carcass panels are thicker than most MDF carcasses. which means they use larger, stronger fixings and this gives a lot more stability to the product. This is a major benefit for educational furniture. because it makes it a lot harder for students to loosen and remove fixings. thereby causing damage to the furniture or themselves.

     One of the key reasons why chooses not to use MDF is. that it contains formaldehyde. an organic compound that has associated with several types of cancer in humans. Formaldehyde released into the air and is occurring.  Precautions should  taken when MDF is being cut because it gives off a wood dust which can be harmful if inhaled. 

     Furniture now is usually sealed to prevent the formaldehyde escaping into the air. but if it gets damaged. as often happens in schools, there is still the potential for it to released into the air. MDF banned in the USA due to its formaldehyde emissions although it is still allowed in the UK.  

mfc wood finish

   Essentially MFC is either of a real wood grain. which printed onto a Melamine film, and heat processed onto a sheet of chipboard. The quality of that chipboard depends on the density of the board. Many domestic furniture uses low density board, which is light.

   In some cases, it made to look like wood grain by using a method that is like printing. Laminate has a shiny finish and known for used in low-end furniture. and pieces that need very durable surfaces. Of course, laminate is much cheaper than solid wood or veneer to produce and use.

   MFC wood  Finish Library provides users with images for all our furniture finishes. including paints, laminates, plastics, wood finishes, fabrics and more.

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   For many years. MFC Office Furniture is  creating and refining Eco Friendly, cost effective. that provide the greatest performance and value to our customers. 

    A wide variety of mfc furniture options are available to you. such as wood, synthetic leather, and genuine leather. You can also choose from home furniture, commercial furniture, and outdoor furniture. As well as from living room sofa, bedroom set, and coffee table. And whether mfc furniture is modern, or antique.

     Solid Wood Solid wood used. since centuries to make wooden framed It is also used to make durable furniture. both indoor as well as outdoor. Solid wood is also used to make door. and window frames, masts and spars for ships, plane, crates, boxes, general mill work and ladders.


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