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LVL Utralam™

LVL Utralam™ is an engineered wood product with physical and mechanical properties surpassing solid timber and glulam, produced in the form of boards and billets of several types of veneer orientation and grade with a wide range of sizes.

Ultralam™ is certified according to European, Russian, Australian and US quality standards.

 

Types of Ultralam™

UltralamDescriptionApplication
RS / E15All veneers are located parallel to grain, G1–G2 grades (primary G1)Load-bearing structures
R / E14All veneers are located parallel to grain, G1–G2 grades (primary G2)Load-bearing structures
XThere are some crossplies, G2–G3 grades structuresLoad-bearing structures
I / E13, E12Both parallel and crossply veneers are possible, G3–G4 grades are possible, G3–G4 gradesFiller structures and parts for doors and furniture manufacturing
 

LVL Advantages

Unique LVL Ultralam™ properties afford to list it among  the most prospective materials used for construction. One of the main LVL advantages is its strength characteristics achieved through manufacturing technique. Laminated structure makes LVL strong and durable. Veneer graded against density is used for LVL production. Best veneer grades are put into the face layers; lower grades – in the middle. Such pattern provides for the stable mechanical properties of LVL. Heavy pressing used for veneers gluing results in densified structure of wood fibers; phenol-formaldehyde resin assures heavy-duty glue line. LVL has homogenous structure with constant physical-mechanical properties.

LVL properties do not change over its lifetime.

LVL maintains dimensional stability regardless  of seasonal factors, environmental variations  and climate conditions. This material is not subject to deformations caused by temperature and humidity variations; it doesn’t crack and has low values of natural shrinkage. LVL moisture absorption is almost equal to zero, i.e. dead load of LVL beam will remain unchanged under humid environment.

LVL boasts better fire resistance compared to ordinary beams. This is achieved through multiple layers of veneer and less porosity of material. Phenol-formaldehyde resin is neutral to oxidation and doesn’t support ignition. High density and absence of cracks prevent from fire propagation and thermal effects inside the material. LVL test results demonstrate the ability of the material  to maintain its properties within 30-60 minutes at 300°C.

As opposed to metal and reinforced concrete, LVL has better resistance to corrosive environment. LVL application provides for more space and  long-span structures, minimizing the number of beams and LVL beams characterized by high-strength and unlimited length allow to save on material, fasteners, delivery and installation costs.

 

LVL application

LVL Ultralam™ R/e14, Ultralam Rs/e15 and 2.0psi

Most effective in supporting structural elements. The grain runs in the same direction in all the layers of veneer.

Used for

  • Load bearing beams
  • I-joists
  • Lintels for doors and windows
  • Scaffold planks
  • Concrete forming

Ultralam I/e12

Used in

  • Partition walls
  • Formwork beams
  • Furniture
  • Doors manufacturing

Ultralam™ X

About 20% of veneers in the billet have cross ply position. This significantly increases the permissible side loading, stability of shape and rigidity.

Used in

  • Wall panels
  • Flooring
  • Roofing
  • Concrete forming
 

LVL additional processing

We offer a wide range of services both for our regular and new customers. We would be happy to send you samples of our products.

  • Planing;
  • Cold pressing;
  • Painting and drying;
  • Manufacturing of frame and prefabricated houses;
  • Manufacturing of structures and components;
  • Billet processing.

Development of Logistic Solutions of Product Deliveries to any Regions in the World

Мanufacturing of LVL Structures of Any Degree of Complexity

  • Structural elements to be used in construction of swimming pools, sports centers, agricultural facilities, shopping malls, restaurants comprising single LVL elements up to 20,500 mm long;
  • house frames;
  • rafter systems;
  • roof systems;
  • floor structures;
  • frame structures;
  • trusses;
  • glued beams;
  • various customized parts;
  • in-plant check assembly of structural elements;
  • on-site installation of LVL structures;
  • installation supervision of LVL structures.

Additional Processing of LVL structures

  • protective treatment for transportation;
    sanding;
  • preservative and fire retardant treatment;
  • fire and bio-resistant coatings;
  • painting.
 

Certificates

Ultralam™ 2.0E/2900 PSI receives approval in the U.S.

DrJ Engineering has certified Ultralam™ LVL 2.0E/2900psi for usage in structural applications in the United States. Recently, a full series of ASTM D5456 testing were performed using SBCA´s certified test facility, the SBC Research Institute (SBCRI). The third party QC inspections by PFS Corporation, have found the MLT LTD Taleon-Terra production to be consistently in compliance with ISO 9000 and ISO 17020 procedures.
The DrJ Engineering Evaluation Report TER 1203-02 can be found here.
Sealed Report for each State (except CA, NV, and HI) can be found here.

MLT LTD becomes the first Russian member of U.S. structural building components association

MLT LTD joins the U.S. Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and becomes the first and only Russian company to do so. This move conicides with the company’s entry into the U.S. and marks the first introduction of its’ Ultralam(tm) 2.0E/2900psi LVL to the American market. As a new member MLT will participate in The Building Components Manufacturers Conference (BCMC), an SBCA event held in Charlotte, NC on October 7-10. Number of SBCA members have already expressed interest, and negotiations are underway with several potential clients about trial deliveries of the product.

You can visit us at BCMC-2014 in Charlotte, NC on October 7-10, at Booth 328.