Melamine Plywood

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Melamine plywood is a relative newcomer to the plywood family. Made of particle board, with a melamine coating on the face side, melamine plywood is used extensively in the manufacture of kitchen and bath cabinets, as well as furniture where a solid white surface is desired, rather than wood grain. Melamine is an organic compound … Read more

Particle Board Versus Plywood

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The term “plywood” used to apply only to actual plywood – an engineered wood product, made of wood veneers which are glued together with the wood grain perpendicular to the adjacent layers. That plywood still exists, but today the term can be applied to any engineered wood product which is sold in sheets. This includes … Read more

SIP Panels

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Building with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) was first developed in the 1930s, as an alternative home-building technique. Yet it is hardly known by the general population. Interest has been growing in the use of SIPs in recent years, mostly due to the potential energy savings that SIP homes are promoted as offering. SIPs consist of … Read more

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