Panels may be manufactured with unique properties to better suit specialized applications.
The conductivity, resistance, thermal degradation, and ignition point of wood panels, as well as their performance under exposure to extreme heat and cryogenic temperatures.
Fire-resistant treatments and fire-resistant paints, and the performance of untreated panels exposed to flame.
Water vapor permeance (the rate of moisture transmission through the panel) of plywood and OSB varies; it is measured using ASTM Method E96.
Wood is a superior insulator, naturally resistant to conductivity when dry.
Resistance to Chemicals
Wood panels have natural resistance to certain chemicals, and may be treated for enhanced resistance to a wide range of substances.
Wood has unique properties that allow it to contribute to noise reduction in buildings and in industrial applications.