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® LVL is incredibly strong and dimensionally stable. Kerto® LVL delivers its high strength from the homogeneous bonded structure.
Kerto® LVL 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® LVL 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® LVL is produced:
Kerto® LVL is available in following variations
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