Mechanical and Durability Properties of Steam-Pressed Scrim Lumber

Shane C. Kitchens, Terry L. Amburgey, H. Michael Barnes, R. D. Seale


This study shows that the mechanical properties of steam-pressed scrim lumber (SPSL) are sufficient for use in many commercial wood products and pass APA certification values. Values are greater than many of the commercial products on the market today. This study indicates that adding borates and/or silane-based water repellents before pressing combined with a silane-based water repellent after pressing is effective for producing durable SPSL material.


Steam-pressed scrim lumber; Structural composite lumber; Mechanical properties; Durability

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