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Mirski, R., Dziurka, D., and Derkowski, A. (2016). "Properties of oriented strand boards with external layers made of non-strand chips," BioRes. 11(4), 8344-8354.

Abstract

This study evaluated the possibility of producing oriented strand boards (OSB) from non-strand chips. Properties of the produced boards were compared with commercially available OSB/3. Research has shown that replacing the strand chips of external layers with smaller chips allowed for the manufacturing of OSB/3 using chips up to four times shorter than standard strand chips. Oriented strand board manufacturers should consider preparing a new standard and introducing the market to a new type of OSB with very good mechanical properties and made of selected strand chips comprising one of the fractions obtained during screening.

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