The aim of this Materials Library is to identify what sustainable materials are local and/or available to use! You may be looking for a particular material but would prefer to use surplus instead of new stock, or perhaps you have a project and are seeking inspiration and insight into other working practices or alternative products. Generally the information provided in this library has been provided through the experience and knowledge of it various users.
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|Description||Medium density fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered wwod product made by breaking down hard/soft wood residuals into wood fibres. These are combines with glues, waxes and /or resins and formed in to sheet using high temprepatures and pressures. Often used with the construction industry.|
|Properties||MDF is typically made up of 82% wood fibre, 9% urea-formaldehyde resin glue, 8% water and 1% parinfin wax. The evolution of the various types of MDF has been driven by the need for specific applications.|
|Sustainability||Produced globally, the species on tree, often cultivated, can vary depending on the type of board being created. Multiple stages of processing are required to create the panels, with wate materila being used a bio-fuels. As a popular material more efficienet manufacturing methods are slowly being introduced.|