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Kerto-Q LVL (laminated veneer lumber) panel is a second-generation, cross-laminated LVL. One-fifth of the veneers are glued crosswise, improving lateral bending strength and stiffness. Kerto-Q is well-suited to applications where high shear strengths are a necessity.
Kerto-Q LVL is a popular material for floor systems and wall and roof panels because it stabilizes the entire structure. A good fire resistance is achieved with a properly chosen thickness. The panel is more stable because moisture levels are more uniform with the cross-banded veneers of Kerto-Q LVL.
Used with great success in Europe since 2000, the functionality and versatility of Kerto-Q LVL panels allows it to be used as beams, panels, stair stringers, boat transom and stringers. Because of its acoustical qualities, it is an ideal panel for large special structures such as theaters and concert halls.
Kerto-Q panels are also appreciated for their natural beauty and eco-friendliness. Kerto-Q panels are manufactured with colorless glue in the scarf-joint on the top face and either or both faces can be sanded upon request.
Kerto-Q LVL is an environmentally-friendly product manufactured in Finland of 3mm spruce veneers from forests managed under the Finnish Forest Certification System. The forestry is audited by the Bureau Veritas (BV) according to the ISO14001 environmental standard and the ISO 9001 quality standard. The wood is procured according to the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standard.
Dimensions: lengths: 8' - 60', thickness: 3/4" - 2-3/4" in 3/4" intervals, width: up to 8'. Kerto-Q LVL has Testing and Engineering Report TER-0812 in place.
For more information contact Metsä Wood USA sales.