Standard: ASTM D1037 – Standard Test Method for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials

Certification Required: N/A

Scope: Per ASTM D1037: "These test methods cover the determination of the properties of wood-base fiber and particle panel materials that are produced as mat-formed panels such a particleboard, medium density fiberboard, hardboard, and oriented strand board."

Applicable Products: Lumber and wood-base structural material

Test Procedure: The following test procedures are defined within ASTM D1037:

  • Accelerated Aging
  • Static Bending
  • Tension Parallel to Surface
  • Tension perpendicular to surface
  • Lateral Nail Resistance
  • Nail Withdrawal
  • Nail-Head Pull-Through
  • Direct Screw Withdrawal
  • Hardness
  • Hardness modulus
  • Shear if the Plan of the Panel
  • Glue
  • line Shear (Block Type)
  • Falling Ball Impact
  • Abrasion Resistance by the U.S. Navy Wear Tester
  • Water Absorption and Thickness Swelling
  • Linear Expansion with Change in Moisture
  • Cupping and Twisting
  • Interlaminar Shear
  • Edgewise Shear
  • Compression-Shear

End Result: These test methods result in the desired physical and mechanical properties of the wood material.

Special Notes: N/A

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