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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Second, builders are tending to use oriented strand board from the South instead of western plywood because the price per square foot is about half.
has curtailed operations at its coated printing paper mill in Brainerd, Minn., and its oriented strand board plant in Cook, Minn.
Norbord announced that a shortage of wood will cause it to temporarily suspend production at its oriented strand board mill in 100 Mile House, British Columbia.
30 September 2013 - Canadian oriented strand board (OSB) producer Ainsworth Lumber Co Ltd (TSE:ANS) said it has been issued an interim court order, authorising a special meeting of shareholders to vote on the planned acquisition by US wood building materials maker Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX), or LP.
A new coating for wood products is being heralded by Grant Forest Products as a "big breakthrough" for the OSB (Oriented Strand Board) producer now ramping up production at its new $20-million coated structural board mill in Earleton.
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP is the largest producer of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) in the world.
(L-P), Portland, Oregon, USA, said it will take downtime at eight of its North American oriented strand board (OSB) mills for capital projects and extraordinary maintenance.
Its work force will grow by about 200, she said, when the company opens an oriented strand board plant in Fordyce later this year.
The company expects higher sales volumes, improved operating rates, and slightly higher lumber sales realizations, offset by lower average sales realizations for oriented strand board.