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1. What is OSB ?
Oriented strand board (OSB), also known as flakeboard, is a type of engineered lumber similar to particle board, formed by adding adhesives and then compressing layers of wood strands (flakes) in specific orientations. It was invented in California in 1963. OSB may have a rough and variegated surface with the individual strips of around 2.5 cm × 15 cm (1.0 by 5.9 inches), lying unevenly across each other and comes in a variety of types and thicknesses.
OSB is a material with favorable mechanical properties that make it particularly suitable for load-bearing applications in construction. It is now more popular than plywood, commanding 66% of the structural panel market. The most common uses are as sheathing in walls, flooring, and roof decking. For exterior wall applications, panels are available with a radiant-barrier layer pre-laminated to one side; this eases installation and increases energy performance of the building envelope. OSB also sees some use in furniture production.
Adjustments to the manufacturing process can impart differences in thickness, panel size, strength, and rigidity. OSB panels have no internal gaps or voids, and are water-resistant, although they do require additional membranes to achieve impermeability to water and are not recommended for exterior use. The finished product has properties similar to plywood, but is uniform and cheaper. When tested to failure, OSB has a greater load-bearing capacity than milled wood panels. It has replaced plywood in many environments, especially the North American structural panel market. Unfortunately, its use as sheathing has contributed to the leaky condo crisis, as it is less able to breathe and release moisture than plywood.
2. What CMT can do ?
CMT is a professional supplier of OSB production line, providing project design, equipment manufacture and equipment installation & commissioning services. Cooperating with the international best partners (such as KADANT, MAIER, GRECON...), to provide the client a high-quality project with reasonable price.
CMT is active in wood based panel industry since 2000. In the last 15 years, we have finished the annual capacity of more than two million cubic meters of wood based panel factory around the world, and has rich experience in Turn-key service.
Excluding new built OSB production line, CMT also providing the renovation and upgrading service of the whole factory (such as from MDF to OSB, from PB to OSB).
If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us.
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