Methods of processing and joints of the chipping plates basically do not differ from the methods used for wood.
In addition, the plates do not have a longitudinal and transverse direction relative to the wood fibers, the structure of all edges is the same and, therefore, the details of the plates can be cut out in any direction (the exception is only extrusion slabs made by extrusion).
The main advantage of wood-based plates in comparison with conventional lumber is their size
Plates can be made depending on the size of the press with a width of 1.2 to 1.8 m and a length of 2 to 3.6 m. With a continuous pressing method, they can be made almost any length. They can be made with a thickness of 5-6 to 50 mm (in some cases up to 75 mm).
The strength of the slabs in all directions of the plane is the same, and the strength of the wood in two mutual-perpendicular directions (along the fibers and across the fibers) is different.
So, for example, the limit of the strength of pine wood in static bend is 700-800 kg/cm2, but if the wood is subjected to static bend across the fibers, then the same indicator will be 50-70 kg/cm2.
The limit of the strength of the plates, except for extrusion, with static bend in any direction, is the same and with a volume weight of 700 kgsm3, depending on the quality of the chips and resin from 100-400 kg/cm2.