Certain types of fiberboard can be considered "green" building products. Consisting of bio-based, secondary raw materials (wood chip or sugarcane fibers) recovered from within of manufacturing facilities, the binding agent used in this type of fiberboard is an all-natural product, consisting of vegetable starch containing no added formaldehydes.
Fiberboard, classified by ASTM C208, Standard Specification for Cellulosic Fiber Insulating Board, has many benefits and is used in residential and commercial construction. Different uses and applications include:
sound proofing/deadening, structural sheathing, low-slope roofing, sound deadening flooring underlayment,
RSI Direct, A bi-weekly enewsletter covering the roofing, siding and insulation industries, promotes the use of fiberboard as a coverboard in roof systems:
High density coated wood fiber is an ideal cover board, and the industry apparently agrees. More than two billion square feet of this product have already been installed in the U.S. roofing market. In terms of cost aand availability, wood fiber is hard to beat
Effects of vertical density profiles on bending properties of fiberboard with a "bowl-shaped" vertical density profile.
Oct 01, 2011; Abstract To develop bending failure mechanics and establish the bending strength prediction models, fiberboards with both...
Mechanical properties for a wet-processed fiberboard made from small-diameter lodgepole pine treetop material.
May 01, 2005; Abstract Many federal, state, and private forests, especially in the western part of the United States, have an overabundance of...