Frequently asked questions

1. What is particleboard?

A particleboard is a wood-based panel manufactured under pressure and heat from particles of wood with the addition of an adhesive. For more information, click here.

2. What is MDF?

Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) is a wood-based panel manufactured from lignocellulosic fibres by the “dry process” and being essentially produced under heat and pressure with the addition of an adhesive. For more information, click here.

3. What is OSB?

Oriented Strand Board (OSB) is a wood-based panel consisting of multi-layered boards made from strands of wood together with a binder. For more information, click here.

4. What is hardboard?

Hard fiberboards are formed with fibre of wood and made by high pressure compression and temperature during a pressing process.  For more information, click here.

5. What is softboard?

Soft fibreboards are formed with fibres of wood and made by treatment at high temperature with basic properties for thermal and acoustic insulation. For more information, click here.

6.Where to find a list of European wood-based panels manufacturers?

Please go to the page “Products & Producers“.

5. Who can be regular member of the European Panel Federation?

The regular members are the national associations of wood-based panels manufacturers as well as individual wood-based panels manufacturers. For more information, click here.

6. Who can be associated member of the European Panel Federation?

The associated members are non European associations of wood-based panel producers and other organisations or companies with an interest in the wood-based panels sector (suppliers to the industry,…). For more information, click here.

7. How to tackle climate change?

For more information, click here.