Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) is made from wood fibers extracted from wood residues and binded together with resins and wax at high temperature and pressure.
MDF was invented in the 60s in the US and in the 90s became widely adopted worldwide. The largest producer worldwide is China, followed by Germany and the US but manufacturers of MDF can be found in all continents except Africa.
What are the pros and cons of MDF?
LCA of Forestry and Wood Products in Australia (technical study)
LCA of medium density fibreboard (technical study)
Examples on Superuse.org
Examples on Harvestmap.org