China was not a major consumer of particle board before. The chipboard was mainly used in europe, australia and north america in past years. Particle board means cheap and bad quality in consumers’ mind.
However, a lot of Chinese particle board manufacturers has been improving their product quality and a lot more new designs are created for better looking. The panels are widely used for bespoke cabinets and wardrobes. They become a part of the customized decoration of dorms in cities.
A lot of advanced technoloy are used for the decor faces of chipboard. Before it was only low quality melamine paper, now you can have more choices. No matter veneers or high pressure laminates.
China has abandonned the E2 standard for formaldehyde emission. All chinese board are now E1 standard, which is less harm to human health.