Glulam Production

Glulam is made from a wide variety of species like Douglas-fir, spruce-pine-fir (SPF) and western hemlock. Beams and columns of virtually any size and shape are fabricated by laminating three or more kiln-dried, stress-tested, and finger-jointed lumber together to form continuous laminations. Increased strength due to the laminating process – glulam is stronger than solid timber as it has fewer natural defects and a wider distribution. It is also comparable to steel in strength but is much lighter. Glued Laminated Wood (Glulam) is a structural material manufactured through the union of individual wood segments. When glued with industrial adhesives (usually Melamine or Polyurethane resin adhesives), this type of wood is highly durable and moisture resistant, capable of generating large pieces and unique shapes.

Common Uses for Glulam Timbers
Straight beams, including lintels, purlins, ridge beams, and floor beams. Columns, including round, square, and complex sections.
1. Tied rafters.
2. Trusses.
3. Tied arches.
4. Arched bridge supports.
5. Curved beams.

Following are some of the Glulam product & activities undertaken at IWPP, NRDCL.
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