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Certification of softwood lumber in the United States

Four main companies are involved in testing and certification of lumber products in the United States. The main body of the United States, which is engaged in the development of technical standards of certification, is a non-profit organization “Southern Pine Inspection Bureau”. The Board of Directors is elected from among the representatives of regional associations of companies, operating in woodworking industry.

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New trends in wood construction

In recent years there has been a significant rise in the construction of larger CLT buildings (Cross Laminated Timber is a wood composite building material that is used for construction in single or multistory buildings). CLT panels have been used to build hundreds of buildings in Europe and, more recently, in North America.

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Tips for Choosing drying cameras for lumber

The main difficulty in the process of drying for sawmills and woodworking enterprises is different levels of lumber humidity. With the standard humidity differences +/- 2% the final level of materials’ humidity should be 16-18%. In case of insufficient air ventilation the average humidity differences of the dried products exceed +/- 2%, which entails additional time and costs for extra drying of lumber.s

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