Demonstration of Thermally Modified Composite Laminated Strand-veneer Lumber Mass Timber Panels to Catalyze New Markets for Low-value Balsam Fir

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue3183
Year of Publication
2022
Topic
Market and Adoption
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Organization
University of Minnesota Duluth
Year of Publication
2022
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Topic
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Balsam fir
Thermally Modified Composite Laminated Strand-Veneer Lumber
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Forest Service/USDA Wood Innovations Grants Recipient Point of Contact: Matthew D. Aro Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Summary
The University of Minnesota Duluth Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), Washington State University (WSU), and industry partners propose to improve forest health, reduce wildfires, and improve the competitiveness of the forest products industry in MN and the USFS Eastern Region by demonstrating value-added thermally modified composite laminated strand-veneer lumber (TM-CLSVL) mass timber panels from small-diameter balsam fir.
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