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APA-trademarked plywood and OSB panels use only moisture-resistant adhesives that are exempt from U.S. EPA and California formaldehyde regulations due to their very low emission rates. These adhesives, such as phenol formaldehyde and diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI), chemically react into stable bonds during pressing, so the final products have such low formaldehyde emission levels that they easily meet or are exempt from the world’s leading formaldehyde emission standards and regulations.
APA-trademarked plywood and OSB panels are manufactured to stringent product standards, including Voluntary Product Standard PS 1-19, Structural Plywood and Voluntary Product Standard PS 2-18, Performance Standard for Wood Structural Panels. Many imported plywood and OSB panels do not undergo comparable product qualification testing. Without this assurance, it is not clear whether the panel will perform as intended.
Look for furniture panels bearing the APA trademark. It appears only on products manufactured by APA members committed to APA's rigorous program of quality inspection and testing.
APA plywood and OSB panels boost material yields and improve productivity for a wide range of furniture, cabinet and millwork uses including:
Custom layups, custom panel sizes and a variety of thicknesses are available for virtually any furniture, cabinet or component application.
APA wood structural panels dramatically improve material yields and productivity when compared with solid wood stock. Manufacturers report material yields of up to 90 percent compared to 30 to 40 percent for solid lumber.
APA plywood and OSB panels are manufactured to North American product and performance standards. This means you can count on predictable high quality and dependable performance from one lot to the next.
Smart manufacturers know that proprietary furniture grades of plywood and oriented strand board (OSB) for furniture frames produce higher material yields, minimize waste, reduce assembly costs and deliver quality furniture that will stand up to years of use in demanding environments.