Safety & Certification
Consistent product quality
Certified strength and reliability
Norbord panels conform to all structural panel requirements of the OSB Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS). They are certified in conformance with JAS by APA – The Engineered Wood Association, a third-party quality assurance company and Japanese government-registered overseas certification body.
Norbord OSB is not produced from wood particles, chips or waste from the processing of other timber products. It is made with natural strands of wood cut out from logs by precision industrial blades. These intact wood strands, which offer trees the rigidity to withstand Western Canada’s elements, are what provide added strength to Norbord OSB panels.
What’s in a Norbord stamp?
- Mill identification, under administration by APA – The Engineered Wood Association
- Mill name
- Panel grade class
- JAS quality mark
- Formaldehyde emission grade
- Panel thickness
- Face wood grain orientation
- Panel width x length
Our plants at 100 Mile House, British Columbia and Grande Prairie, Alberta are certified by APA – The Engineered Wood Association, for the production of Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS) products. Our High Level, Alberta plant is currently undergoing JAS certification.
Additional information on JAS OSB under certification by APA is available on www.osbpanel.org.