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Guide to Industrial Shelving Using Chipboard (1994)
It has been common practice for many years now in the storage and materials handling industry to use all types of chipboard as shelving. BS 5268: Part 2 ‘Structural Use of Timber’ gives design recommendations for type C5 chipboard only.
SEMA therefore recommend the following method of arriving at shelving safe load data for the other (more common) types of chipboard in BS 5669: Part 2 ‘Specifications of Wood Chipboard’.