Multifunctional Reinforcement System for Wood Composite Panels


When stressed, OSB panels tend to fail along the edges at nail attachments.  This is particularly true if the OSB has gotten wet.  This technology presents a moisture impermeable edge reinforced wood composite.  The reinforced edge improves fastener performance and reduces panel edge swell as a result of moisture exposure.

US PATENTS: 6,699,575;  7,547,470

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Kris Burton
Technology Commercialization Manager
University of Maine
Douglas Gardner
Jungil Son
Lech Muszynski
Stephen Shaler
Ciprian Pirvu
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