A range of sustainable materials are now available in the market for the construction industry, but one that surpasses all others is AK Plywoods’ Particle Board Plywood. In addition to being a sustainable material, some of its key features make it a great choice for commercial construction.
This blog will cover all the necessary information regarding particle board, its manufacturing process, key features and applications laying the foundation of durability in commercial construction.
Particle Board Plywood and Its Manufacturing Process
A particle board is also referred to as a chipboard. It is an engineered wood product that is made by combining sawdust, sawmill shavings, and leftover wooden chips using a binding agent.
They are formed as sheets or panels by compressing them. Being crafted from the byproducts of the wood industry, particle board is environmentally sustainable and affordable.
AK Plywoods’ particle boards are superior quality filler boards manufactured through a fully automatic process incorporating the best available technology. The manufacturing process of this composite material creates a homogeneous and dense structure.
Types of Particle Board Plywood
The different types of particle board plywood include the following:
- Laminated Particle Board: Thin layers of laminates are attached to the board’s surface to enhance its beauty and durability.
- Veneered Particle Board: A veneer or thin slice of wood is attached to the top surface of the board to resist warping and increase aesthetics.
- Cement Bonded Particle Board: Cement is used as a bonding agent, making the board resistant to rot, fire, and moisture.
- Melamine Particle Board: A melamine decor sheet is attached to the top surface, and melamine-urea formaldehyde resin is used for bonding to make it water-resistant.
Key Advantages of AK Plywoods’ Particle Board Plywood
AK Plywoods’ particle board has a range of key advantages.
1. Load Bearing
The rigorous manufacturing process of particle boards ensures a uniform composition. As a result, the load-bearing capacity of the board increases, making it suitable for commercial construction.
2. Environmental Considerations
Since particle boards are made of the byproducts of the wood industry, they support sustainable forest practices. Utilising these materials reduces the waste generated and empowers the industry’s reuse practice.
3. Cost Effectiveness
Particle boards not only save the environment but are also cost-effective. Since leftover material is used, they are manufactured at a lower cost. This economic benefit is passed down to the customers buying particle boards.
4. Easy Workability
Particle board plywoods offer greater ease of handling and decrease labor expenses. This streamlined process not only lowers material costs but also significantly contributes to the overall budgetary savings for the project.
Applications in Commercial Construction
Some common applications of particle board plywood are listed below.
Since particle board plywoods are made from residual wood, they have excellent machining characteristics. This property makes them an ideal flooring material for temporary structures. They also serve as great innovations for parquet and carpeted floors.
The flat and smooth surface of particle board plywood makes it easier to bond with the door skin. It can sustain more screws than MDF board and hence proves to be better.
3. Wall Sheathing
Particle boards have thermo-acoustics properties and find their use in wall partitioning. Laminated and cemented particle boards are also used as false ceilings.
Plain particleboards make a great choice for storage units, TV cabinets, or veneer shelves. The ease of painting on particle boards helps to customize the interiors to the liking of every client.
Particle boards can be easily installed, molded, and trimmed. They can be installed on ceilings, windows, floors, and doors. Particle board furniture can be customised per the space requirements, enhancing the accent of interiors.
Laminated particle boards are often used to make modular kitchens. The large variety of laminations makes it an attractive option for builders. They are also utilized to make shutters for wardrobes and shelves.
Invest in AK Plywood’s Particle Board Plywood for Your Next Project
Particle board plywood has emerged as a sustainable yet cost-effective option for several commercial applications. Be it a commercial space or a residential one, AK Apple Ply’s particle board plywood is set to provide the required workability and durability.