Specifiers can now locate CE-marked North American plywood, oriented strand board, and engineered wood products throughout Europe.
APA in Europe (www.apawood-europe.org) provides information on what is developing in Europe around standards, regulations and sustainability. You can find a comprehensive guide to the latest European standards relevant to wood-based structural products; gain insights into the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and its long-term impact on sustainability; learn more about Life Cycle Assessment, the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) and how to comply with the stricter Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
Information on the relevant performance characteristics for US trademarked products – from plywood and OSB to I-joists and Structural Composite Lumber is also included.
APA-The Engineered Wood Association is trusted throughout the world as an authority on engineered wood products. If you have a question on APA in Europe, from trademarks to green issues, start with our information wizard.
Quality auditing and laboratory testing are integral to APA. Its OSB and plywood member mills operate one of the strictest systems of third-party certification, based on ISO 9000, in the global structural panel industry.
Plywood and oriented strand board (OSB) engineered wood panels are used in the manufacture of upholstered furniture, truck linings, pallets, and a host of applications where both performance and value are important.
Engineered wood products offer strength, dependability, versatility and value for a variety of construction projects – from homes to bridges, even for those structures facing severe weather challenges. For wood-frame construction, APA provides architects and specifiers with more than 200 free CAD details.
An essential part of green building, life cycle analysis (LCA) offers an objective and consistent way to measure the environmental impact of all types of constructions and the materials from which they are made.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) helps define a product’s environmental impact, assisted by the rules laid down in the new standard EN 15804. Also, see how APA products comply with European standards and regulations.
APA wood products are sourced from sustainably managed resources and consume far less energy compared to metal and petroleum based products, leaving a significantly smaller carbon footprint. This renewable, recyclable and biodegradable resource is easily manufactured into products that reduce waste by decreasing disposal costs and product damage.