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SMARTPLY’S Latest Board a Triumph of Customer-Led Innovation

  • 20.05.2020
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SMARTPLY, the smart, cost-effective, sustainable OSB, has moved to an even higher plane in terms of quality, design and innovation. Following feedback from customers, SMARTPLY OSB is now available in its flattest, smoothest most accurate form yet.

Responding to market demand for a high quality board which can be used for an even greater variety of applications, the new OSB panel is now offered in the broadest range of size and thickness, with widespread availability leading to minimal lead times. This achievement has been made possible by an investment of €59M, bringing the latest, sate-of-the-art technology to the manufacturing plant in Waterford, Ireland, making it the most advanced in Europe.

The first new SMARTPLY OSB panel rolled off the press on April 6th 2016. An extended period of trials, adjustments and prototypes were anticipated, but the product that emerged was an instant hit - its straightness and outstanding finish being immediately noticeable. The board’s remarkable consistency is due to the latest continuous press technology used in its production. This powerful process involves raw materials being transported via conveyor belt between precision milled, highly-accurate rollers and guides, guaranteeing the accuracy that customers demanded. The cutting-edge machinery ensures unrivalled flexibility in dimensions to enable almost instantaneous adjustment of panel lengths and widths.

The new SMARTPLY OSB panel has already captured the imagination of those involved in the timber frame industry where building elements such as flooring and wall sheathing require products to align perfectly and sit flush with adjacent panels. Whilst proven to be consistently level and accurate, the board has also been lauded for its environmentally-friendly credentials. As with all the panels in MEDITE SMARTPLY’S range, the new product is manufactured from an Irish sustainable forest resource in an energy-efficient process, giving it a lower carbon footprint than many types of plywood.

The new SMARTPLY OSB panel is a superbly ‘straight answer’ to customer demand for a high quality board with dimensional consistency, widespread availability and unrivalled performance. For more information on the SMARTPLY product range, go to: