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Engineered Lumber Products: Taking Their Place in the Global Market

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World demand for engineered lumber products is driven by a shift to performance-based building codes; the changing nature of the softwood fiber supply; worldwide demand for affordable housing; and advances in resin technology and wood conversion systems. From structural composite lumber to prefabricated wood I-joists and glulam, these products extend the forest resource by allowing higher product recoveries and using conversion technology that facilitates broader use of underutilized species and sizes. They also enable higher stumpage prices as markets are created for a wider range of species, grades, and sizes of timber. And sustainable forestry objectives are enhanced as markets for small-diameter, low-grade fiber are developed throughout the world.

Keywords: composites; economics; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; industry; international forestry; natural resource management; natural resources

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Research Economist Northeastern Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, USDA Forest Service, 241 Mercer Springs Road, Princeton, WV, 24740, 2: Director Market Research, APA—The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Washington 3: Director International Markets, APA—The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Washington

Publication date: 2001-12-01

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