26 January 2021

Introduction to wood-based panel products WIS receives major revision

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The Wood Information Sheet (WIS) Introduction to wood-based panel products has received major updates, following a systematic review along with changes to CE marking post-Brexit.

 

The WIS is an overview of wood-based panels and outlines the manufacture and characteristics of the basic types, as well as a sample of the speciality products derived from them.

 

It covers: veneer plywood, wood core plywood, wood particleboard (chipboard), cement-bonded particleboard, oriented strand board (OSB), and fibre building boards.

 

Major changes

  • Removal of BS 5268 reference
  • Description of veneer plywood
  • Specification of wood particleboard
  • Description and use of OSB
  • More detail on types of plywood and related Standards
  • New section on construction plywood
  • Amends to the performance of plywood
  • Amends to the marine plywood section
  • Amends to the performance of particleboard
  • Additional technical details added to the OSB section
  • Amends relating to CE marking and the new UKCA marking post-Brexit.

 

Minor updates have also been made to the WIS Specification and use of wood-based panels in exterior and high humidity situations. These include:

  • Title change to include ‘high humidity’
  • Editorial restructure
  • Amends relating to CE marking and the new UKCA marking post-Brexit
  • Consolidated text on plywood and added information to use class 2 and treatment.

 

Members can download a free copy of the Wood Information Sheets Introduction to wood-based panel products and Specification and use of wood-based panels in exterior and high humidity situations. WIS sheets are available to non-members too – purchase a PDF or a hardcopy at the TRADA Bookshop.