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DescriptionThese wood- based composites extend the maxium cross-sectional size and length that can be achieved with sawn timber. Engineers and designers have exploited their potential in projects ranging from flatpack furniture to multi-storey buildings. A diversity of standard formats exists, manufactured to precise specifications, to fulfil specific requirements.
PropertiesHigh strength-to weight but depends on the species and method of production. Consistent and reliable.
SustainabilityLow embodied energy. Extends the number of species that can be used in engineering situations. Available from certified forests.