Industry News & Information

Comparing North American and Imported Engineered Wood Products 

By Kurt Bigbee, Senior Scientist, APA - The Engineered Wood Association
When ordering engineered wood products, it’s important to understand what you will get – superior quality materials, or inferior products that won’t perform. APA certifies engineered wood products to some of the most stringent standards in the... read more

Product Advisory: Imported Plywood Panels from Brazil 

Tests Show Imported Brazilian Plywood Panels Do Not Meet U.S. Product Standard, PS 1-09
APA issued a Product Advisory June 29 discussing plywood panels imported from Brazil that do not perform at a level stipulated by the U.S. Product Standard, PS 1-09 for Structural Plywood. The Product Advisory is based on a series of tests APA... read more

Specifying the right plywood for concrete formwork 

As seen in "Construction Specifier"
Concrete formwork may represent close to half the cost of a concrete structure. For cost-effective building, contractors select forming panels that will stand up to the job and to multiple uses. Read more > read more

Three Surefire Ways to Select Concrete Forming Panels 

As seen in "Concrete Construction"
Whether you’re looking for hundreds of reuses or a distinctive surface texture, there’s a concrete forming panel that is right for your project. Contractors must carefully evaluate and choose wood structural concrete forming panels to properly... read more

APA Exhibiting at the 2017 World of Concrete 

APA/Performance Panels will be exhibiting at the World of Concrete in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV Tuesday, January 17-Thursday, January 20, 2017. Stop by our booth N2064 for some solid advice on concrete forming panels. read more

Facts about Formaldehyde Emissions and Exemptions 

APA has published a fact sheet that addresses concerns related to structural wood panels and explains why plywood and OSB manufactured to U.S. Product Standards PS 1 and PS 2 have such low emission levels that they are exempt from the leading... read more