Patent Issued to UMaine Researchers for Technology That Could Change Building Industry

ORONO – Researchers at the University of Maine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center recently were issued a patent for technology that could change the way we build homes and other structures, while cutting the economic losses caused by natural disasters.

The invention is an improvement to Oriented Strand Board (OSB) that’s used in the majority of single family homes in North America, as well as a significant portion of multi-family, commercial and industrial facilities. Primarily it’s used as sheathing for roofs, walls and floors, but the existing material does have some drawbacks.

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