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  •  a quick question (2+ / 0-)
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    Burned, Lorinda Pike

    What about OSB?

    I read the diary and noticed MDF and particle board but OSB is the majority of the sheathing on all new residential construction. Sorry if this has been answered already and I missed it'

    Great Diary by the way. I too have noticed changes in regulation of specific things I'm interested in, not earthshattering but a return to science, and evidenced based decisions.

    "Don't fall or we both go" Derek Hersey

    by ban nock on Sun Jul 18, 2010 at 11:01:19 AM PDT

    •  OSB is NOT regulated... (6+ / 0-)

      ...under either of these laws. As I said in another comment:

      BTW, OSB is not regulated under CARB or the new rules. They claim it's because OSB is used in external applications only which is utter shite. Roofing? Hello? FLOORING???! HELLO???!

      The OSB industry must have much better lobbyists.

      Also, too:

      There is a switch from formaldehyde-based resins to diisocyanate-based resins happening throughout much of the industry because this allows the boards to be called "NAF boards" (no-added formaldehyde) and to meet the CARB regulations.

      However, it's happening in OSB as well despite the fact that they are not being regulated under these rules and laws.


      Because diisocyanate resins cure faster, don't require the wood to be dried as much, they are stronger and they are far more water-resistant. It's a clear case of pushing the industry from one angle and having there be positive repercussions in other areas once the change begins.

      To be clear, it's "EClectablog", not "Electablog".
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      by Eclectablog on Sun Jul 18, 2010 at 11:09:31 AM PDT

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