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) is your special online resource giving easy access to the relevant performance characteristics for US trademarked products – from plywood and OSB to I-joists and Structural Composite Lumber. There is a comprehensive guide to the main European standards relevant to wood-based structural products and you can quickly check how APA trademarked products comply with them. Alongside useful construction tips, there is guidance on how APA products successfully conform to the stricter Construction Products Regulation (CPR), requiring mandatory CE marking, which comes into effect in July 1, 2013.
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.
See how APA products comply with the standards and regulations required in Europe.
APA wood products are sourced from sustainably managed resources and consume far less energy compared to metal and petroleum based products, leaving future generations a significantly smaller carbon footprint. It is a renewable, recyclable, biodegradable resource that is easily manufactured into a range of products that reduce waste by decreasing disposal costs and product damage.