Norbord‘s portfolio of OSB products is one of the most popular in the building and interior design industries and comprises SterlingOSB Zero OSB3, SterlingOSB Zero Tongue and Groove, SterlingOSB Zero Fire Solutions and SterlingOSB Zero StrongFix. They are variants of the precision-engineered OSB3 board; BBA-approved and designed for humid conditions, the board contains zero added formaldehyde and is unique in the market by being the only ZAF OSB manufactured in the UK. Produced in Scotland from forest thinnings taken from sustainably managed forests, the board is certified according to the guidelines of the FSC or PEFC.
The SterlingOSB Zero family from Norbord uses a formaldehyde free resin system to bind the thousands of strands that make up each board. SterlingOSB Zero is even more environmentally-friendly to produce than its predecessors. The pMDI binder cures at a lower temperature than UF/MUF resins so less heat energy is consumed during manufacture. It is also safer to produce since pMDI resin uses water as a catalyst in the curing process; UF/MUF resins need the addition of ammonium nitrate – an explosive chemical – to harden.
What are the other benefits to those using Norbord panels – for housebuilding to furniture-making and DIY to packaging? Nowadays, of course, availability and relative price stability are guaranteed. Transport costs are lower because the product doesn’t have to travel far which, in turn, leads to benefits for the environment. Never has the SHOP UK message been so relevant.
Samples of SterlingOSB Zero and Norbord’s other construction panels, can be ordered on the website, www.norbord.co.uk. Head to the new housebuilder page on the website to download a selection of tools including a fully-interactive guide to all Norbord products and a checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your build.
For further information, call 01786 812 921 or visit www.norbord.co.uk.