Engineered wood

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Engineered wood

A range of derivative wood products made from fibers, chips, strands, or veneers bonded with adhesives to form composite materials. Engineered wood products include structural members such as I-beams, floor and ceiling joists, framing studs, and sheet products such as fiberboard or particle-board. Engineered wood products use smaller, younger trees and parts of the tree that were not previously used to reach the same or better structural characteristics of solid dimensional lumber. This makes better use of the resource and avoids the use of larger, older trees. The use of engineered wood products also eliminates the waste associated with warped, twisted, or otherwise unusable lumber.
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All lighting at Dream Town's new Lincoln Square workspace uses low-wattage compact fluorescent bulbs and all desk stations are recycled MDF (medium density fiberboard), which is a composite wood product that uses resin, heat and pressure to reuse old wood fibers.
"Amidst the pile was unmistakably what was an original Dawson." The sculpture is made of Novoply, a composite wood product, and portions of the piece are finished in a deep brown.
Following an international search, company officials selected Mississippi State as a partner because of the university's long-established and widely recognized composite wood product research program.
According to Jim Aguila, manager of California's Air Resources Board, the worldwide composite wood product (i.e.
Composite wood products with ultra-low-emitting formaldehyde resins or no added formaldehyde resins and that meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) ATCM 93120 (CARB 2007) can contribute to a final point in the Low-Emitting Materials credit (Bowyer et al.
In Europe, chemical emissions from composite wood products are tightly regulated, and Japanese regulators put the onus on homebuilders to limit formaldehyde levels overall.
Several composite wood products provide excellent non-slip surfaces.
On the legislative front, the release of the Formaldehyde Standards For Composite Wood Products Act should help level the playing field for both groups.
Other green factors include low- or no-VOC glues and adhesives and door cores made from environmentally friendly composite wood products. These factors make a green door different than a traditional "business as usual" door, says Worthen.
Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical that is widely used to make resins for household items, such as composite wood products, paper product coatings, plastics, synthetic fibers, and textile finishes.
Or, wait until Congress passes the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act.
Although decks have traditionally been made of wood, new materials such as composite wood products, metal, and coated wire can be used to customize decks (Figure 7-4).