The Potential of Cross Laminated Timber in North American Construction

Posted by Rumin Mann
January 15th, 2013

Cross laminated timber (CLT) is an engineered wood product that can directly benefit Canada’s forest sector due to its significant market potential in the North American construction market.

What is cross laminated timber?

CLT is a multi-layer wooden panel made of lumber. Each layer of wood is stacked perpendicularly on the previous one and they are all glued together using hydraulic or vacuum presses.

While cross laminated timber panels are produced in different sizes, they can be manufactured in thickness of up to 508 millimeters, lengths of up to 18 meters, and widths of up to 3 meters.

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