How to make 7-inch beams from 4-inch trees?
The production of engineered wood products is one of the most effective uses of wood fiber available today. Combining small-block technology with manufacturing expertise, Chantiers Chibougamau is able to retrieve more viable fiber from every tree. The exclusive ENVIRO≡LAM process elevates wood optimization to a new level, by utilizing log segments that are too small to process by traditional means. Tree tops and side cuts have typically been underutilized as commodity lumber or left on the forest floor as waste. ENVIRO≡LAM preserves the value of our natural resources by putting wood fiber to its best and highest use.
Nordic products finger jointing and proprietary edge laminating technology gives the glulam products their distinctive appearance. Nordic ENVIRO≡LAM products, available in widths from 1-3/4 to 7-1/2 inches, and depths to 36 inches offer greater dimensional stability than traditional timbers or glulams made from wide dimension lumber. Nordic ENVIRO≡LAM’s distinctive small-block appearance demonstrates our ongoing commitment to state-of-the-art fiber optimization. The ENVIRO≡LAM process is featured in Nordic’s Beams, Headers, Columns, Tall Wall Studs, and our latest innovation the NI-90x I-joist series.