Solid wood is undeniably beautiful, but it’s not always practical. Some applications require something more uniform, machinable, or cost-effective. In such situations, Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) can prove to be an excellent alternative. Strong, attractive, and economical, MDF offers a vast range of benefits to manufacturers of every kind.

MDF is a composite panel product made from industrial milling byproducts. These milling byproducts are dehydrated and mixed with resin or glue, then formed into panels and compressed under high heat. The resulting material is hard, smooth, and dense—ideal for a great variety of applications.

One of the primary advantages of MDF is uniformity. Its smooth, regular surface and homogenous core make it extremely machinable. For manufacturers who place a high value on consistency, MDF is a fantastic material choice, as consistency is one of the things that it reliably provides.

MDF is also very strong—in fact, it is significantly stronger than materials like plywood or particleboard, thanks to the small size of the wood particles used to make it. As a result, MDF is often chosen for applications that require durability; it is commonly used to manufacture cabinets, furniture, retail fixtures, and similar products.

In addition to being strong and uniform, MDF is generally less expensive than solid wood. Manufacturers looking to use a material that is cost effective without sacrificing beauty or quality can turn to MDF to satisfy all of their requirements.

At Panel Processing, we offer full sheets of MDF and cut to size MDF perfect for all kinds of applications. To learn more, contact us at 1 (800) 433-7142 or send an email to