Filed Under (Knowledge) by Mason Pan on August-16-2008

OSB (Oriented Strand Board)OSB (Oriented Strand Board) is an engineered wood panel made of wood strands, which are in cross-oriented pattern and bonded with adhesives under heat and pressure .

OSB is different from MDF and Particle Board . MDF is made of wood powder . Particle Board is made of wood powder and very small wood chips which are put in random pattern . These are why OSB is better than MDF and Particle Board in strength, stiffness and consistency .

Depending on the glue used, OSB can be suitable for interior or exterior applications and be classified into 4 groups (BS EN 300):

OSB/1 – General purpose panels for use in dry conditions
OSB/2 – Load-bearing panels for use in dry conditions
OSB/3 – Load-bearing panels for use in humid conditions
OSB/4 – Heavy duty load-bearing panels for use in humid conditions

OSB is cheaper than plywood . The wood strands for OSB come from cheaper small logs. The wood veneers for plywood come from large logs .

OSB is a good substitute for plywood in some applications, such as furniture, roof, wall, sub floor, DIY and so on . The growth in global OSB consumption has been rapid in recent years .

China not only produces/exports OSB, but also imports OSB .

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John****** on September 19th, 2008 at 6:59 am #

We can supply OSB-2 and OSB-3,If you are interested in them,Pls let us to know,We will give you our best price,ontime shipment and good quality.

Valerie on December 8th, 2015 at 4:02 am #

Hi Robin, The hardwood folroing market is huge right now. There are a constant flow of hardwood folroing manufacturers coming in and out of the industry that sometimes a company can be putting out product one month and the next they’re gone. It’s always a good idea to work with manufacturers who’ve been around for awhile and have a stable footing within the industry. It can be difficult for a homeowner to figure out which companies have a good history and which ones are relatively young in the industry without doing a bit of research on each one. The internet is a great tool for this research, as most hardwood manufacturers have their own websites and any established brand will explain their history on their site. If a manufacturer’s website seems to be just thrown together or is missing key parts of information, it’s definitely a sign that you may want to stay away. Established manufacturers will have a good history of communication with their end users and will have contact information easily accessible on their site. Some of the established hardwood manufacturers that our customers love working with are: Anderson Hardwood, IndusParquet Exotic Floors, Kahrs Wood Flooring, Lauzon Wood Floors, Muskoka Hardwood Flooring and Somerset Hardwood Flooring. These manufacturers have been in the industry for decades and are known for standing by their products over the years and have an excellent reputation with homeowners throughout the U.S.

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