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OSB, Oriented Strand Board

OSB is an abbreviation consisting of the initials of the words Oriented Strand Board. Its Turkish equivalent is oriented particle board. OSB is a building material produced by compressing long and thin chips obtained from coniferous trees in three separate layers, oriented and layered at right angles to each other.


OSBproduction consists of the following stages: p>


Raw material preparation: Raw material used in OSB production , are generally coniferous trees such as pine, spruce and fir. After the trees are cut, their bark is peeled and turned into chips. Chips are cut to specific sizes and dried.

Combining the chips: The dried chips are transferred to a pressing machine. In the press machine, the chips are compressed together with the resin and paraffin emulsion at high pressure and temperature.

Cutting and packaging of sheets: Compressed chips are turned into sheets and cut according to their sizes. The boards are packaged and offered for sale.

OSB Dimensions, Thicknesses and Weights


OSB sheets can be produced in the following dimensions:


Width: 1220 mm, 1250 mm, 1500 mm

Length: 2440 mm, 2500 mm, 3000 mm

Thickness: 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 18 mm, 25 mm


OSB boards' weights vary depending on their thickness. For example, a 12 mm thick OSB plate weighs approximately 6 kg/m².


Usage Areas of OSB


OSB is a building material that can be used in many different areas. The main areas of use of OSB are:


  1. In the construction industry: OSB is used in roof and wall coverings, floor coverings and scaffoldings.

  2. In the furniture industry: OSB is used in furniture making, especially in internal skeleton parts.

  3. In the industrial field: OSB is used in the production of pallets, crates and packaging.

Advantages of OSB


OSB has the following advantages:


  1. Provides high strength and durability.

  2. It is resistant to moisture and humidity.

  3. Easy to process.

  4. The price is affordable.






The usage area of OSB depends on the following factors:


Quality of OSB: The quality of OSB is an important factor of marketing success. High quality OSB sheets can be sold at higher prices.

Price of OSB: The price of OSB is another important factor of marketing success. OSB sheets should be sold at competitive prices.

Promotion of OIZ: Promotion of OIZ is an important factor of marketing success. The features and advantages of OSB should be introduced to potential customers.

Conclusion


OSB is a building material that can be used in many different areas and provides high strength and durability. OSB production and marketing plays an important role in the dissemination of this material.

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