Fiberboard is a type of engineered wood product that is made out of wood fibers. Types of fiberboard (in order of increasing density) include particle board, medium-density fiberboard, and hardboard. Fiberboard is sometimes used as a synonym for particle board, but particle board usually refers to low-density fiberboard. Plywood is not a type of fiberboard, as it is made of thin sheets of wood, not wood fibers or particles. Fiberboard, particularly medium-density fiberboard (MDF), is heavily used in the furniture industry. For pieces that will be visible, a veneer of wood is often glued onto fiberboard to give it the appearance of conventional wood.

ee also

*Corrugated Fiberboard
*Oriented strand board
*Particle board
*Pressed wood

Certain types of fiberboard can be considered "green" building products. Consisting of bio-based, secondary raw materials (wood chip or sugarcane fibers) recovered from within convert|100|mi|km of manufacturing facilities, the binding agent used in this type of fiberboard is an all-natural product, consisting of vegetable starch containing no added formaldehydes.

Fiberboard, classified by ASTM C208, Standard Specification for Cellulosic Fiber Insulating Board, [ [ ASTM C208 -95(2001) Standard Specification for Cellulosic Fiber Insulating Board ] ] has many benefits and is used in residential and commercial construction. Different uses and applications include:

sound proofing/deadening,structural sheathing,low-slope roofing,sound deadening flooring underlayment,

"RSI Direct", A bi-weekly enewsletter covering the roofing, siding and insulation industries, [ [, "coverboards enhance roof system performance", "RSI Direct"] 1 Nov, 2001, Russo, M.] promotes the use of fiberboard as a coverboard in roof systems:

High density coated wood fiber is an ideal cover board, and the industry apparently agrees. More than two billion square feet of this product have already been installed in the U.S. roofing market. In terms of cost aand availability, wood fiber is hard to beat

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  • fiberboard — n. a type of wallboard composed of wood chips or shavings bonded together with resin and compressed into rigid sheets, calle also {particle board}. Syn: fibreboard, particle board. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fiberboard — ☆ fiberboard [fī′bərbôrd΄ ] n. 1. a building material consisting of wood or other vegetable fibers compressed into stiff sheets 2. a sheet of this material …   English World dictionary

  • fiberboard — noun Date: 1897 a material made by compressing fibers (as of wood) into stiff sheets; also cardboard …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • fiberboard — noun A material made from wood chips or shavings, which are compressed and bonded with resin and formed into stiff sheets, and used in building or making furniture …   Wiktionary

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  • fiberboard — fi|ber|board [ˈfaıbəbo:d US bərbo:rd] n the American spelling of ↑fibreboard …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • fiberboard — noun (U) the American spelling of fibreboard …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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