Product Testing and Evaluation

Structural and Non-Structural Wood Testing

NTA offers testing programs for a variety of structural and non-structural wood building products for markets domestically and internationally.

The NTA lab currently performs testing to determine the code compliance of:

  • Oriented strand board (OSB)
  • Plywood
  • Wood panel siding
  • Formaldehyde emissions from wood-based panels
  • Particleboard
  • Medium-density fiberboard (MDF)
  • Proprietary wood structural panels
  • Proprietary sheathing
  • Structural wood-based and engineered wood products
  • Laminated wood structural panel
  • Oriented structural straw board

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ASTM D5456 - Edgewise Bending Video
ASTM D5456

What NTA can do

NTA partners with you to ensure your wood products' code compliance according to the most stringent building codes or standards, such as:

  • ASTM D5456: Standard Specification for Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products
  • PS 2: Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels
  • PS 1: Structural Plywood
  • ANSI/APA PRP 210: Standard for Performance Rated Engineered Wood Siding
  • Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) as developed by the State of California’s Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • ANSI A208.2: Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) for Interior Applications
  • ANSI A208.1: Particleboard
  • ICC—ES AC182: Acceptance Criteria for Wood-Based Structural Use Panels
  • ICC—ES AC269: Acceptance Criteria for Racking Shear Evaluation of Proprietary Sheathing Materials Used as Bracing Wall Panels
  • ICC—ES AC47: Acceptance Criteria for Structural Wood-Based Products
  • ICC—ES AC14: Acceptance Criteria for Prefabricated Wood I-Joists
  • ICC—ES AC266: Acceptance Criteria for Wood Structural Panel Roof Sheathing Factory-Laminated With an Alternative Roof Underlayment
  • ICC—ES AC310: Acceptance Creiteria for Water-Resistive Membranes Factory-Bonded to Wood-Based Structural Sheathing, Used as Water-Resistive Barriers
  • ICC—ES AC307: Acceptance Criteria for Oriented Structural Straw Board (OSSB)

For more information about our wood product testing services, contact us.

ASTM D5456 - Tension Parallel to Grain Video
ASTM D5456

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