Oriented Strand Boards consist of multiple, not well-defined layers of long and narrow wood flakes called “strands”, pressed and held together through a binding material. The outer layers of the board are characterized by flakes arranged parallely to one of the two sides of the board, while in the inner layers the flakes are oriented perpendicularly to the outer ones, or randomly. This peculiar arrangement of the strands is aimed at making the board more resistant in one direction.
Medium rotation forestry (MRF) is the quickest system (5 years) for the supply of large volumes of material for the production of high-quality OSB boards (whiter strands caused by lack of bark, lighter boards). Tables 1 and 2 show the clones that are currently available at our headquarters, suitable for the production of this derived product (AF2, AF3, AF13, AF16, AF24, AF28), as well as the country where their cultivation is feasible.
We are currently able to produce from 250,000 to 400,000 tons of base material for each establishment; such amount can be increased upon request.
Table showing the productive attitudes for each of the proposed clones
Table showing the countries where the proposed clones can be cultivated