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What are differences between MDF and MFC?

Usually, many clients knew the board is MFC, they will say “Oh, it is very cheap!!” Are they right ?



Medium density fibreboard (MDF) core is a composite wood product.Originally invented in the 1960s, the usage of medium density fiberboard has expanded into all areas of construction. MDF is a very versatile building material that can be used in a variety of applications. This includes making cabinets and moulding. Mdse characteristics include being smooth and resistance to warping. It is made out of wood waste fibre glued together with resin, heat, and pressure to form the solid core. Because of the density of the board, it gives superior screw retention between the base and top.

An advantage of MDF is the fact that is has a very smooth texture. This is because the wood fibre used to make MDF are also very smooth. Another advantage of the material is its minimal reaction to moisture. If you intend to place your furniture in a place that may get a lot of moisture every now and then, you can consider using MDF.



MFC stands for Melamine Faced Chipboard and the vast majority of office furniture is manufactured with this material.Most people think of the low grade, unattractive material favoured by high street furniture stores in the 1980’s, but today MFC has come on a long way.  Chipboard is an engineered wood product made from wood chips and resin. Melamine is a Thermos plastic that is applied to paper (the paper can be printed with a pattern to make it look like wood). These Melamine ‘faces’ are then glued to the chipboard to make the finished product.

The quality of that chipboard mainly depends on the density of the board. Many domestic furniture uses low density board, which is light. Most commercial grade furniture is 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.



Xinda Clover’s many office furniture are produced in MFC, which can save cost and friendly environment. We have E0 standard, you can offer this service for you. In addition, we also accept Mdse requirement for all products, just tell us your idea, we will give your best service.

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