Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Market Outlook, Opportunity and Demand Analysis, Forecast 2018 - 2026
March 15, 2019 at 07:42 AM EDT
Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/15/2019 -- Oriented strand board (OSB) is type of engineered wood, which is manufactured in cross-oriented layers to form strong, stiff, structural panels. The structured panels is formed by composition of thin rectangular-shaped wood strands arranged in layers at right angles to on-another. OSB is also known as sterling board, flake board, and aspenite. This board is bonded with waterproof adhesives and is also treated with sealants to guard against moisture penetration during shipment. The construction industry widely uses this board in a range of products ranging from squeak-free floors to solid wall and roofs sheathing. It is engineered for strength and designed and can be employed in applications such as residential and non-residential. Oriented strand board has broaden its position in new markets such as materials-handling applications, the structural insulated panel industry, do-it yourself interior projects, wood I-joist products, and few industrial applications (furniture and trailer liners), due to its enhanced properties and performance.