Because it is a wood-based board type with versatile applications and an excellent alternative to wood boards, plywood and traditional chipboard. It is available in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses. An important reason for picking OSB is its very low adhesive content, which classifies SWISS KRONO OSB/3 for the hygiene class E 1.
SWISS KRONO OSB/3 is available not only in the straight-edge version for universal applications, but also in upgraded options for special uses, e.g.:
- as board with tongue-and-groove moulded edges along all sides or only along longer edges; for application in the construction of roofs and floors;
SWISS KRONO OSB/3 is also a revolutionary step ahead in wooden building applications. Houses built by the framework technology based on SWISS KRONO OSB/3 are:
- lasting for many generations,
- quick to construct.
Short construction process does not mean that houses are of inferior value – quite the opposite. Thanks to SWISS KRONO OSB/3 advantages, single- and multi-family framework buildings are constructed faster and thus cheaper. Erected with precision, they can last for dozens of years. What is more, the houses can be easily and economically heated. The overall heat transfer coefficient for a wall made in the framework system depends on the type and thickness of the insulating material. SWISS KRONO OSB/3 ensures healthy, user- and environment-friendly houses.
Things to remember
Before using SWISS KRONO OSB/3, you should take into account the following factors:
- directional strength properties of the board. They are different for the main and lateral axes of the board. Only the main axis should be subjected to bending stress in building structures. The carrying axis is easily recognisable by the longitudinally oriented strands visible on the board surface. The lateral carrying axis has the strength comparable to that of standard chipboard.
- The strength and resistance of the board along the main carrying axis is 2.5 times greater than the strength and resistance along the lateral carrying axis.