ORIENTED STRAND BOARD
This is a wood-based panel mainly used as a structural substrate in buildings. OSB is made from long thin strands of wood and resin pressed together to make a flat structural panel. It started life as an alternative to plywood and this is still the mainstay for OSB. There are over1,000,000 housing starts per year in the US and most of these use a lot of OSB.OSB also continues to find new applications or iterations of itself and is becoming the basis of value-added structural products and in related formats such as OSL(oriented strand lumber). There is also a growing realization about the carbon benefits of using wood-based products for construction being a direct avenue for carbon sequestration and displacing other fossil fuel reliant building products. With the advent of Mass Lumber Construction for commercial buildings and a growing acceptance overseas for use in structural applications, the market for strand based products is likely to continue to grow in the longterm. TSI Dryers are widely used throughout the OSB industry to gently dry the loose strands before they are processed into a structural product. The dryers can be paired with TSI Heat Energy systems and PollutionControl equipment. And, TSI Finishing lines take the freshly pressed panel and convert them into size, grade and package them ready for market.