The laminate faced is a chipboard wood panel covered on one or both sides by melamine paper, which is a synthetic material made of sheets of wafer-thin paper (around a tenth of mm) impregnated of melamine resin. The use of this paper is the reason why this laminate is often called melamine panel. The pael can be made of chipboard (also recycled woods), or masonite, plywood, printed wood, osb or mdf. The development of always more realistic papers and the gift of hardness and resistance to scratches and solvents make this product very used within the furnishing world. Sometimes a superficial varnishing is done to embellish the product: this process makes the panel surface almost indistinguishable from veneer articles even to the expert eyes. This influences the costs of productions.