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High density Fiberboard (HDF) Market - By Type (Standard Hardboard, Painted Hardboard, Tempered Hardboard), By Raw Materials (Hardwood Fibers, Softwood Fibers), By Process (Wet, Dry) By Application (Housing, Laminate Flooring, Wall Paneling) & Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI5598
  • Published Date: May 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Statistics

High density Fiberboard Market size reached USD 6.5 billion in 2022 and is poised to exhibit over 6.5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032.

High density Fiberboard Market

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HDF is rapidly gaining preference in the furniture industry without affecting hardboard's durability. Due to steps taken by governments and corporations in the region to employ HDF hardboard as well as hardwood and softwood fibres, the high density fiberboard industry in Asia Pacific is growing at a rapid pace.

High density fiberboard (HDF) is created by compressing wood fibres or other plant fibres with urea formaldehyde or other synthetic resins under pressurised heating conditions. Demand for HDF is predicted to expand owing to increased demand for various hardboards made with HDF in interior décor, furniture, toys and game boards, and other application sectors. Furthermore, an increase in the use of HDF for construction, furniture, consumer goods, packaging, and other applications is likely to push business demand.

The construction industry is a key sector, especially in countries including China. The government of China plans to open the economy further to foreign investments, further driving market growth. Commercial construction in other Asian countries is also witnessing a gradual rise owing to the rebounding economic conditions and the stabilizing political environment.

The construction & infrastructure industry is heavily influenced by urbanization, economic changes, and the growing population. Changing lifestyles, increasing disposable income, and improved living standards are estimated to fuel the growth of residential buildings. The increasing infrastructure investments and future infrastructure development projects will boost the construction sector. Such trends will bolster the demand for the high density fiberboard market.

Infrastructure spending needs by 2040 (In USD Trillion)

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According to the Global Infrastructure Outlook, China and India will require investments of USD 28 trillion and USD 4.45 trillion, respectively, to enhance their infrastructure needs by 2040. Japan, Indonesia, and South Korea will require infrastructure investments of USD 3.85 trillion, USD 1.712, and USD 1.41 trillion, respectively by 2040. These investment needs will generate huge potential for the construction industry in the Asia Pacific region. Many countries have proposed future infrastructure development projects to support their infrastructural growth.

Standard demand to grow due to its use in a variety of applications

Global High density Fiberboard (HDF)  Market Revenue Share, By Type, (2022)

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Painted hardboard segment of the high density fiberboard market will observe around 5.8% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Standard HDF is the basic type of HDF with a density ranging from 700 kg/m3 to 900 kg/m. It is made by compressing wood fibres with a resin binder under high pressure and temperature. Standard HDF is used in  wide range of application, including furniture, cabinetry, floorring and construction.

Painred HDF is coated with a layer of paint or primer, which makes it ready for painting without any further preparation. It is used in application where a smooth and uniform finish is desired, such as in the production of doors, cabinet, and furniture.

Hardwood Fibers raw material type holds the largest share

Regarding raw materials, the hardwood fibers segment captured around 54% of the high density fiberboard market revenue share in 2022. Hardwood HDF is made by compressing hardword fibers with a resin binder under hiugh pressure and tempersture. Hardwood HDF is know for its strength, durability and smooth surface finish. It is commonly used in high-end furniture, cabinetry and flooring applications. The market for HDF made from  hardwood fibers is expected to continue to grow in the coming years, On account of the increasing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly building materials, the growth of the furniture and cabinetry industries, and the development of the construction industry in emerging economies

U.S. emerges as a leading market for high density fiberboard

U.S. High density Fiberboard (HDF) Market Size, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

U.S. high density fiberboard market size exceeded USD 1.21 billion in 2022. The demand for HDF in the U.S. is primarly led by the construction, furniture undustries. The construction industry, in particular is a significant end-user of HDF, with the material being used for various applications such as roofing, flooring and wall paneling.

High density fiberboard manufacturers and suppliers

Some of the leading companies are Masonite International, Jiangsu Hysen International Trading Co., Ltd, Greenpanel Industries, Arauco, Kronospan, Masisa, Swiss Krono Group, Finsa, Dare Wood-Based Panels Group,

High density fiberboard market research report on high density fiberboard includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilo Tons and revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Type

  • Standard Hardboard
  • Painted Hardboard
  • Tempered Hardboard

By Raw Materials

  • Hardwood Fibers
  • Softwood Fibers

By Process

  • Dry
  • Wet

By Application

  • Housing
  • Laminate Flooring
  • Wall Panelling
  • Store Fixtures
  • Toys & Game Boards
  • Others

By End-use

  • Furniture
  • Packaging
  • Construction
  • Consumer Goods
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of high-density fiberboard exceeded USD 6.5 billion in 2022 and will exhibit over 6.5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032 propelled by the growing prevalence of obesity worldwide.

The painted hardboard segment will observe gains at nearly 5.8% up to 2032 due to higher application in cabinetry, flooring and construction.

The U.S. market size reached USD 1.21 billion in 2022 owing to the higher demand from the construction and furniture sectors.

Masonite International, Jiangsu Hysen International Trading Co., Ltd, Greenpanel Industries, Arauco, Kronospan, Masisa, Swiss Krono Group, Finsa, and Dare Wood-Based Panels Group are some renowned high density fiberboard manufacturers and suppliers.

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