An illuminating description in the Sydney Morning Herald of the book binding scene reveals the uncommon use of 'plain strawboards
' for the cover:
But for consumers who may be torn between the popular, affordable styling of RTA furniture and the chemicals they contain, the fact that both particleboard and the new strawboard
are friendlier to the environment than solid-wood pieces should tip the scales.
Luke says he tested Woodstalk's water resistance by manufacturing two identical tables, one of standard particleboard and the other with the strawboard
. He says he left them both outside through the summer.
The list for these Group 1 companies included strawboard
, urban waste MDF, plastic mouldings, and vinyl-wrapped mouldings.
Potential substitutes include phenol formaldehyde and methyl di-isocyanate (MDI), popularly used in strawboard
Douglas  recently described the situation, noting that "Agri-fiber in North America is starting to come out of the development phase and is beginning to compete in more than just commodity particleboard markets." Figure 6 depicts the announced annual capacities of the strawboard
plants in operation and under development.
They are made in-house with strawboard
, a mixture of ground-up straw, glue, and other materials, instead of particleboard.
Improvements/Expansions: In April 2000 NEWPRO converted a bankrupt 5-ft strawboard
plant in northern Alberta over to a wood-based particleboard mill.
* They worked on planning for a meeting on strawboard
manufacture, but were not able to initiate the meeting last year and will try to schedule it in the coming year.