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oriented strandboards

An engineered structural wood-based panel composed of wood strands, flakes or wafers bonded under heat and pressure with a waterproof resin. The external layers are aligned in the panel direction and the inner layers are either cross-aligned or randomly-oriented. Common uses are sheathing in walls, floors, and roofs.
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  • oriented strand boards
  • OSB (wood products)
  • oriented structural boards
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