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A common product that is made from resin coated particles of softwood. The particles are evenly spread over a flat plate and heat bonded together under high pressure. The standard chipboard is available in various thicknesses, including 9mm, 12mm, 18mm.

There are other types of chipboard available including flooring grade, melamine veneered (such as Formica worktops), plastic veneered, white melamine coated as well as other colours(common usage in the furniture industry) and wood veneered.

The boards should be stored flat and care should be taken to keep the sides and corners protected. It is an economical material, suitable for many internal jobs, if supported. There are waterproof grades that are more suitable for damp conditions.

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