Metsä Wood's Kerto LVL is a laminated veneer lumber product used in all types of construction projects, from new buildings to renovation and repair. Kerto is incredibly strong and dimensionally stable. Kerto delivers its high strength from the homogeneous bonded structure.
Kerto is produced from 3 mm thick, rotary-peeled softwood veneers that are glued together to form a continuous billet. The pillet is cut to length and sawn into LVL beams, planks or panels in according to customer´s requirements.
See a video how Kerto® LVL is produced.
Kerto products are CE marked and certified by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, no 184/03.
Example use of Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber)
- Components of roof, floor and wall elements
- Components for the door and vehicle industry
- Concrete formwork
- Scaffold planking
Kerto® LVL can be further processed in many different ways according to its end-use and the customer’s particular wishes. The further processing service is an integral part of the customer service and supply chain.
Sanding: optical or calibrating
Profiling of the beam edge, e.g, tonguing and grooving
Special sawing: both straight and tapered shapes
Gluing: re-gluing for increased thicknesses
CNC machining: drilling, end sloping, edge easing, notching
Build-up, e.g, box slabs
Protective treatments, e.g, against mould
Production process of laminated veneer lumber
Watch a video how Kerto is produced:
Kerto is available in following variations
Kerto-S LVL beams - Excellent for long span roof and floor beams
Kerto-Q LVL panels – Optimal for demanding panel structures
Kerto-T LVL studs - Ideal for use as a stud in load-bearing and non load-bearing walls
Kerto-Ripa LVL roofing or flooring elements - Ideal for long span roof and floor solutions