Oriented strand board


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Oriented strand board

(OSB)
A high-strength, structural wood panel formed by binding wood strands with resin in opposing directions. OSB is beneficial in that it uses small-dimension and waste wood for its fiber; however, resin type should be considered for human health impact, and the production process monitored for air-pollutant emissions.
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The company has nine oriented strand board plants and five plywood plants in Louisiana, Arkansas and the Canadian province of Sas- katchewan.
Between July 1989 and November 1994, Louisiana-Pacific sold oriented strand board with the APA seal of approval to about 150 customers from Olathe to British Columbia, including Diablo Timber in Nape, California, Bradley Plywood Corporation in Savannah, Georgia, and even the Colorado Department of Corrections.
And the oriented strand board has just about replaced plywood as a sheeting material for roofs and the the exterior walls of homes, which makes them stand up better in an earthquake.
Mike Feda, facility manager at Nacogdoches, says the new plant should produce about 350 million SF a year of oriented strand board.
Weyerhaeuser's wood products businesses produce and sell softwood and hardwood lumber, plywood, veneer, oriented strand board, panels, engineered lumber products, and treated products.
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) (NYSE: LPX) today announced that it will shut down operations at its St-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec, oriented strand board (OSB) mill for an indefinite period of time, effective immediately.
a parent company of Longlac Wood Industries (LWI), is currently evaluating the feasibility of a new softwood facility to manufacture oriented strand board (OSB) in Greenstone's new industrial park.
L-P), Portland, Oregon, USA, will be taking 65-70 days of downtime for scheduled maintenance and other projects among 12 of its 15 North American oriented strand board (OSB) facilities.
Lower oriented strand board (OSB) pricing was the main cause of the estimate cuts.
Steve Lundon, owner of Northern Do-It Centre in Fort Frances, adds that the high price of panel wood such as plywood and oriented strand board (OSB) have seen considerable increases in from $9.
LP), Portland, Oregon, USA, has reached a definitive agreement with Georgia-Pacific (G-P) to transfer ownership of its Texas and Louisiana plywood mills in exchange for G-P's oriented strand board mill in Woodland, Maine and some additional consideration.
Jeff Wagner was promoted to executive vice president, oriented strand board (OSB), with responsibility for LP's largest business segment.