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SterlingOSB – a name that means value for money

SterlingOSB, Norbord’s market-leading oriented-strand board product is considered good value, according to recent research.

SterlingOSB - a name that means value for money

A study carried out on behalf of Norbord has found that 74% of builders and 60% of builders’ merchants agree that they think the SterlingOSB name represents good value.

Made at Norbord’s factory in Inverness, using wood fibre sourced from local forests, SterlingOSB represents an efficient use of raw materials.

Because the basic raw material is sourced locally, transport and fuel costs are very low. Furthermore, the wood used to make SterlingOSB comes from forest ‘thinnings’ – the spindly trees thinned from the timber plantations to give the bigger trees space to grow.

Thinnings are abundant and cheap, meaning that the price of SterlingOSB is always competitive.

Low material and transport costs mean fewer costs to pass on to the customer. Even the energy used to make the board is largely generated by Norbord’s own on-site biomass plant, burning process residues – a waste by-product.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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