What is Composite Wood?
Composite wood, also known as engineered wood or composite lumber, is a type of wood product that is made from wood fibers, sawdust, and other materials that are bound together using adhesives or resins. Composite wood is typically made by combining wood particles or fibers with a binding agent, which is then molded or pressed into the desired shape or size.
Composite wood products are often used as an alternative to traditional wood products, as they offer a number of advantages over natural wood. For example, composite wood is more durable and resistant to moisture and insect damage than natural wood. It is also less susceptible to warping, cracking, and splitting over time.
There are many different types of composite wood products available, including plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), medium-density fiberboard (MDF), particleboard, and wood-plastic composites (WPCs). Each type of composite wood product has its own unique characteristics and uses, and is available in a range of sizes, thicknesses, and grades.
Composite wood products are used in a variety of applications, including building construction, furniture manufacturing, and packaging. They are often used in situations where natural wood products may be unsuitable or impractical, such as in damp or humid environments, or where dimensional stability and uniformity are important.