Canada is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of softwood lumber. Softwood lumber accounts for 20% of the value of Canada’s forest product exports. EXIMPRO’S Lumber division can provide a complete range of Canadian lumber products, including sawn lumber, prefabricated wood products, engineered wood, wooden flooring and Oriented Strand Boards (OSB) with a focus on supplying to new and emerging markets around the world. We are equipped to handle the entire supply chain from product sourcing to shipping, and warehousing to final delivery. EXIMPRO works with suppliers and buyers to navigate the complexities of labeling, certifications, regulatory requirements, customs procedures, promotion, marketing and payment. By working with us, buyers are guaranteed of quality products at competitive prices delivered on time, and suppliers can rest assured of expanding into new and profitable markets, while we mitigate the risks of transacting business in unfamiliar markets. EXIMPRO helps you build your business across borders.
Lumber is the main sawn wood product. Lumber of large dimensions—more than about 10 cm (4 inches) in width and thickness—and suitable for heavy constructions is called timber. This loose term, however, is also applied to wood of a forest stand and to products of round form. Another important product made by sawing, and sometimes by hewing, is railroad ties.
Engineered hardwood is a versatile alternative to solid hardwood. Unlike solid hardwood, which is one piece of wood milled from a tree, engineered wood is actually made of several wood plies (layers) that are fused together under heat and pressure.
Oriented Strand Board OSB) is a widely used, versatile structural wood panel. Manufactured from waterproof heat-cured adhesives and rectangular shaped wood strands that are arranged in cross-oriented layers, OSB is an engineered wood panel that shares many of the strength and performance characteristics of plywood. OSB’s combination of wood and adhesives creates a strong, dimensionally stable panel that resists deflection, delamination, and warping; likewise, panels resist cracking and shape distortion when subjected to demanding wind and seismic conditions. Relative to their strength, OSB panels are light in weight and easy to handle and install.
Pre-fabricated Wood Products
Prefabricated wood I-joists are made by gluing solid sawn lumber or laminated veneer lumber (LVL) flanges to a plywood or oriented strandboard (OSB) panel web to produce a dimensionally stable light-weight member with known engineering properties. The uniform stiffness, strength, and light weight of these prefabricated structural products makes them well suited for longer span joist and rafter applications for both residential and commercial construction.
Canada is one of the world’s six biggest producers of wood flooring strips. The reputation and wide variety of colours of floors made with Canadian hardwoods are second to none. Professionals and builders from around the world seek Canadian wood flooring for their premium projects. EXIMPRO can help you build your exports to new and emerging markets.