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This standard covers performance requirements, adhesive bond performance, panel construction and workmanship, dimensions and tolerances, marking, and moisture content of structural-use panels. Structural-use panels include structural plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), other mat-formed panels and composite panels. The standard classifies panels by bond classification, span rating, performance category and grade. It provides test methods, a glossary of trade terms and definitions, and a quality certification program whereby agencies inspect, sample, and test products for conformance to this standard. Information regarding industry practices for reinspection, a qualification flowchart, history of the standard, labeling and environmental attributes are provided in nonmandatory appendices.
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