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Medium Density Fiberboard in the US - Procurement Research Report

Medium Density Fiberboard Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of medium density fiberboard (MDF). MDF is an engineered wood product made of a mixture of wood fibers, resin and wax. MDF does not have knots or grain patterns, making it easy to work with in many building applications. Due to its strength and comparatively low cost, furniture manufacturers, home builders and construction companies use MDF as a substitute for hardwood products. Both manufacturers and wholesalers supply MDF. This report does not include similar products such as particleboard, plywood, oriented strand board (OSB) or hardboard.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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