PHYSICAL TESTING

Physical Testing

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ANSI/HPVA HP-1 Hardwood Plywood Test Methods
    • Section 4.3 Dry Shear Test (Technical and Type I Plywood)
    • Section 4.4 Cyclic-Boil Shear Test (Technical and Type I Exterior Plywood)
    • Section 4.5 Two-Cycle Boil Test (Technical and Type I Exterior Plywood)
    • Section 4.6 Three Cycle Soak / Type II Bond Line Test (Type II Interior Plywood)
    • Section 4.7 Moisture Content Test
ANSI/HPVA EF Engineered Wood Flooring Test Methods
    • Section 4.2 Bond Line / Three Cycle Soak Test
    • Section 4.3 Moisture Content Test
    • Table 3 Evaluation of Engineered Wood Flooring Tolerances (Width Tolerance, Overwood, Crook, End Alignment, Flatness, Uniformity of Thickness, Product Coverage Area)
ASTM Test Methods
    • ASTM D4442: Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials (Method B only)
    • ASTM D1037: Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials (Modulus of Elasticity MOE, Modulus of Rupture MOR, Static Bending, Tension/Compression, Fastener Holding, Hardness, Shear, Falling Ball Impact, Abrasion Resistance, Water Absorption, Linear Expansion, Cupping and Twisting, and more!)
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Test Methods
    • CPSC-CH-E1002-08.1 - Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Non-Metal Children’s Products

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