Stora Enso has opened a new LVL production line in Varkaus, Finland, and it is the most modern of its kind. Now we are happy to introduce LVL by Stora Enso.
LVL, laminated veneer lumber, is an advanced wood product suitable for a wide range of structural applications, from new build to repair. Being one of the strongest wood-based construction materials relative to its weight, LVL provides an ideal solution when strength, dimensional stability and high load-bearing capacity are needed.
The essential benefits of LVL are derived from the choice of raw material used and the manner of production: logs are rotary peeled into 3mm thick veneers and bonded together under heat and pressure. Every sheet of veneer is individually measured in terms of density, moisture content and modulus of elasticity to optimise the product performance. Sheets are then re-glued into a continuous billet on the most advanced production line built to date.
Typical applications range from posts and beams to roof trusses, wood-frame construction and prefabricated building elements, but LVL is increasingly being used in challenging industrial applications where strength, workability, stability and weight is a concern.
LVL offers effortless handling and processing, and can be fully combined with other building materials. Stora Enso also sees huge potential for large-scale building solutions that are made in combination with CLT by Stora Enso (cross-laminated timber).
LVL by Stora Enso is available in
- T grade (best suitable for framing elements)
- S grade (best suitable for beams)
- X grade (cross-laminated, best suitable for construction panels and boards).