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Performance Panels is brought to you by APA –​ The Engineered Wood Association, a nonprofit trade association for structural wood products manufacturers. Performance Panels deliver increased value, better durability, and long-term performance in a host of industrial applications.

Why Are Product Standards Important?

Why are standards important? Because products that are manufactured to quality standards have known, dependable performance parameters. This short video explains the importance of quality standards for structural engineered wood products like OSB, plywood, I-joists and more.
To learn more about quality standards, download APA – The Mark of Quality for Wood Structural Panels, Form X400, from www.apawood.org. GET >


Industrial Applications: The ABCs of EWPsIndustrial Applications: The ABCs of EWPs


Engineered wood products (EWPs) are commonplace in residences and other structures, but they have countless other applications beyond building construction. This webinar explains the benefits and applications of EWPs across these other applications and industries. Learn about the different types of EWPs, how EWPs are manufactured, their performance and structural characteristics and their many possibilities for industrial use. No CEUs are associated with this webinar at this time.

Sustainable Choices–Wood Products in Industrial ApplicationsOn-Demand Webinar
Sustainable Choices–Wood Products in Industrial Applications


This webinar for industrial product and systems designers, packaging professionals and purchasing and facilities managers will outline what makes wood sourced from North America a green material and clear up misconceptions on the environmental impacts of harvesting wood. There are many types of materials that can be used as components of products or systems, and the environmental impact of using several of these are evaluated. Presented by Kathryn (Katie) Fernholz of Dovetail Partners. AIA or ICC credit available.

Performance Panels Overview

Download the following PDF in English or Spanish-language for an overview on the many attributes and end-uses of plywood and OSB wood structural panels.

Performance Panels Overview: English VersionPDF Download: Performance Panel Overview
Panel presentation covering production, attributes and non-construction uses (PDF, 2.4 MB).

Presentación de paneles de alto rendimientoPresentación de paneles de alto rendimiento
(Spanish-language PDF download of the Performance Panel Overview)

Un resumen sobre la producción, las características y usos industriales de paneles de madera diseñados (PDF, 2.4 MB).