Types of Industrial Timber & its Uses: A Detailed Guide

types of industrial timber

There is natural timber, which I’m sure you all must have heard about. And then, there is industrial timber, which is a more artificial form of timber that is manufactured scientifically in a factory. Because industrial timber is manufactured scientifically and using a research-backed process, it is usually stronger and more durable when compared to normal timber. It may also be manufactured in custom sizes and shapes.

Why Industrial Timber is Required

Not all varieties of natural timber may not be strong and/or durable enough for a project. Industrial timber is made by merging different species of timber using a scientific process that ensures the best quality output.

Some of the most common types of industrial timber include plywood, veneer, hard boards, fiber boards & sheets, block boards, etc.

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Types & Uses of Industrial Timber

Following Are the Major Types of Industrial Timber:

1) Veneer
2) Plywood
3) Fiber Board
4) Impreg Timber
5) Compreg Timbers
6) Block board/ Lamin board
7) Glulam
8) Flush door shutters
9) Particle board/ Chip board
10) Hard board

1. Veneer

Veneers are thin layers of timber that are made by cutting the wood in a rotary machine using a sharp knife. Since it’s produced in a factory, it’s a type of industrial wood. The output is thin timber sheets of custom size, length and shape. These are used in a variety of projects, including making plywood and block boards.

2. Plywood

Plywood is thicker than veneer. It is generally made by adding thin layers of veneers onto each other, which are joined using adhesives. Depending on the thickness you want, a number of veneer layers can be added to make plywood. To make sure that the layers are added properly and remain fixed, joining and pressing is done under specific hot/cold conditions. Plywood made through this process can be used for a number of purposes, including doors, flooring, bedding, ceilings, partition walls, etc.

3. Fiber Boards

Fiber boards are industrial timber that is made from the fibers of wood, vegetables, etc. Because of its recycled manufacturing, these are also called reconstructed woods. The manufacturing process includes boiling the fibers in hot water in order to separate natural adhesives from them. Then, the fibers are cleaned and pressed between steel plates to form timber sheets called fiber boards. This type of timber is good for wall paneling, ceilings, flooring, etc.

4. Impreg Timber

This type of industrial timber is made by combining veneers with resin. The thin layers of veneers are dipped in resin solution so as to form a coating to fill up the natural voids in the wood and give a stronger, sturdier form. This is then heated at a high temperature to obtain the timber form. Common examples include sunmica, sungloss, and formica. It is highly durable and therefore suitable to use in furniture and decorative industrial timber products.

5. Compreg Timber

This type of timber is obtained by compressing the impreg timber under specific pressure conditions to further increase its strength and durability. The result is a stronger and sturdier industrial timber product.

6. Hard Boards

Hard board is one of the strongest types of industrial wood. It is made by compressing wood pulp to make solid timber boards. Hard boards are usually 3 mm thick, with a smooth top surface. Depending on the density, they can be categorised as medium, normal and tempered hard boards.

7. Glulam

The word ‘Glulam’ is a merge of Glue + Lamination. As the name suggests, this type of timber is made by laminating glued wood sheets. Wood veneers are glued to form solid sheets, which are then laminated using resins to form a much stronger timber. This is particularly useful in making straight beams for construction, round & square columns, tied arches, and curved beams.

8. Chip Boards

Also commonly known as particle boards, this type of industrial timber is made from wood particles or sugarcane pulp or rice husk ace. To make the board, the wood particles/pulp are first dissolved in a resin solution for some time. The mixture is then heated and then pressed to obtain the timber form.

9. Block Boards

Block board is an industrial timber obtained by processing wood strips, which are thin/small wood bars leftover from the timber conversion process. These wood strips are glued together to form a solid board, which is then covered with veneers on both sides to give stability and sturdiness. Block boards are commonly used for paneling, boat building, river crafts, partitions, and railway carriages.

10. Flush Door Shutters

Flush door shutters are generally made using fiber boards. They are commonly used in interior woodwork projects, especially for making doors. They can be made in custom size and thickness.

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