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.
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.
SmartDeck incorporates the warmth of real wood with the low-maintenance of a moisture resistant, composite wood product.
According to Jim Aguila, manager of California's Air Resources Board, the worldwide composite wood product (i.
The US EPA did not receive adverse comments for its Direct final Rule (DFR) on labeling relief for compliant composite wood products.
As a result of this and other studies, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulated the emissions of formaldehyde from composite wood products sold in California under an Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM).
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule that limits formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products and establishes a process by which companies will use third parties to certify compliance with the formaldehyde emission standards.
In 2010, President Obama of the USA signed into law the "Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act (1)," which establishes the same limits as CARB II for the entire United States.
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.
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.