MEDITE SMARTPLY goes to great lengths (and widths) to provide market leading OSB for offsite solutions.
MEDITE SMARTPLY, manufacturer of innovative timber products, has developed a unique range of innovative Oriented Strand Board (OSB) solutions perfectly suited to today’s demanding Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction applications.
Further to commissioning Europe’s latest and most advanced ContiRoll manufacturing press last year, SMARTPLY OSB3 and the newly introduced, high strength OSB4 are now available in panel sizes up to 7.5m x 2.5m, ideal for large spans or manufacturing large format cassettes. Not only is the size impressive, but the new manufacturing facility now produces the flattest, squarest and most accurate board SMARTPLY have ever produced, perfect for these highly demanding requirements.
In addition to the benefits provided by the method of manufacture, new customer led innovations have seen SMARTPLY move to the forefront of speciality OSB products. SMARTPLY PROPASSIV, the world’s first airtight and vapour tight timber panel to be classified by the Passive House Institute, is designed with low energy and Passive House construction in mind. Specially developed to feature an airtight core and vapour control coating to one face, the board is installed as any other OSB structural wall sheathing, then simply taped at the joints to provide an airtight seal.
With high racking strength, a smooth finish to help the tape adhere and a robust construction, the panel does the job of structural panel and Air & Vapour Control Layers (AVCL) membranes, all in one. Cost saving, labour reduction and resistance to damage are all key benefits that have made SMARTPLY PROPASSIV one of the most talked about new products in the low energy sector.
By listening to customers and trying to address their needs, SMARTPLY keep developing unique products for difficult applications. With a need to provide safe, reliable and certified flame retardant products key to timber frame construction, SMARTPLY FR OSB is manufactured with the environmentally safe, flame retardant chemical ‘built in’ to the panel.
By treating the timber flakes before the board is manufactured, the panel maintains its integrity and CE mark, regardless of what you do to it. Where post-manufacture treatments are damaged by cutting, drilling or fixing, the integral flame retardant of SMARTPLY FR OSB remains intact.
Featuring zero added formaldehyde and Zeroignition water based flame retardant, the board is completely safe, with no borons or carcinogens. With this peace of mind and the new large panel sizes, these boards are rapidly becoming the product of choice for specifiers and designers alike.
With large format panels, labour saving airtight structural boards and dependable, certified flame retardant products, MEDITE SMARTPLY are certainly setting new standards of what can be done with OSB and proving that not all OSBs are created equal.
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