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Types of engineered wood[edit]

I made a list of types of engineered wood for the article. I consulted various sources and I believe that the list is fairly accurate. However, many sources have different groupings or combine them. When there was conflict, I went with what the material was made of - veneer, wood particles or wood fibers. The articles on the various types need work as well and some have not even been created, yet. -- Kjkolb 09:20, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

WPCs (Wood Plastic Composites) have become a huge engineered wood product with many applications, such as decking. It is the most currently the most researched of all engineered wood products. Problems with it include the cost of thermoplastics and photodegradation (turns white from light exposure). WPCs deserve more mention in this article. --Cwd575 01:23, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

Is manufactured lumber a synonym?[edit]

I created a redirect to here from manufactured lumber. Are these words truely synonyms? Either way the term should be mentioned in this article. ike9898 20:43, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

yestexxs (talk) 22:02, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

I created a redirect to here from engineered lumber. Is it interchangeable with "engineered wood"? Either way, the term should be mentioned in this article, as per the WP:R#PLA guideline. --DavidCary (talk) 16:48, 22 July 2013 (UTC)



Like the info about all the different resins used. Also didn't realize vegetable fibers can be used for these purposes. Is this ethical? What determines what materials we build with? Good info and very formally written, nice. Warmcassoulet 03:53, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Irrelevant Photos?[edit]

What does burning wood waste in the 1960's, in Oregon, have to do Engineered Wood? AlejoM (talk)

Disadvantages as well as advantages[edit]

I've modified the page to include some disadvantages as well as advantages. I hope this makes the article closer to a wiki NPOV. As it was, the page felt like a sales pitch, whereas there are some valid potential disadvantages of such products. --mgaved 17:08, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

It is very definitely very sales oriented. I fixed a factual "error" today, that's hard to assume was unintentional. (composites are less resistant to mold, BS! Just look at all the lawsuits flying against companies that sell them causing these some of these companies to go out of business.) texxs (talk) 22:06, 13 October 2009 (UTC)


Thinking about what I use, and what I see in the home stores, I'm not seeing Melamine. Melamine-faced chipboard and Melamine-faced MDF are both commonly-used products in furniture and shelving.--jdege (talk) 19:39, 25 January 2008 (UTC)


Recoflex is an elastic board made of wood granules, cork, elastomers and binding agents. Images (German page). It's not a particle board in the traditional sense, so the question is how to classify it. This German language brochure contains a lot of information on the material. If requested, I'll translate the relevant parts. Paradoctor (talk) 14:48, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

EPI adhesives[edit]

The following statement contained in the main article is no longer true "Engineered wood products are weaker and more prone to humidity-induced warping than equivalent solid woods, and most particle and fiber-based boards readily soak up water unless they are treated with sealant or paint which usually leads to accelerated fungus growth. This is contrary to manufacturers claims."[citation needed] With the advent of EPI adhesives the problems of moisture have been solved. Solid engineered wood products, when made of real wood, assembled with EPI adhesives can be submerged in water with out coming apart.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Diego Gonzalez Pallares (talkcontribs)

That is excellent news, Diego. Myself, I would love to see a particle or fiber-based board that would not soak up water.
Do you have a newspaper article or another source you can point us to?
--Kevinkor2 (talk) 05:45, 12 October 2010 (UTC)[edit]

This was posted at Help talk:Editing. Perhaps it belongs here?

re links and

Polywood's tie processing function was taken over by Axion International in a reverse merger about February 2007 - the intellectual property that allows railway ties to be created moved from Polywood to Analytical Surveys, then Axion International. See (talk) 22:02, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

-- John of Reading (talk) 07:05, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Webs and Flanges[edit]

I think we need to define what webs and flanges are. Flanges at least have a page, but nothing on that page looks specific to engineered wood. As a layman in this subject, it's clear from this page that I need to know what webs and flanges are to understand the page as written, but they are not explained in this page, and don't link to any other pages either. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BootyButts (talkcontribs) 04:28, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

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