Tuff-Strand Certified OSB

Tuff-Strand Certified OSB

Credit: ROMEX World Trade Company, LLC

What makes this product green?

  • Certified wood


Roy O. Martin Lumber Management, LLC (ROM) has gained FSCNonprofit organization that promotes forestry practices that are sustainable from environmental and social standpoints; FSC certification on a wood product is an indicator that the wood came from a well-managed forest.-certification of its 585,000 acres of forestland and four mills. In addition to this being the first FSCForest Stewardship Council. An independent, nonprofit organization that promotes responsible forest management through the use of a third-party certification process. FSC certification includes a chain-of-custody requirement that tracks sustainability of wood products from growth to end use. certification of any forest management operation in Louisiana, ROM has made available the first-ever FSC-certified oriented strand board (OSB). Tuff-Strand® is a fairly conventional OSB produced by the Martco Partnership plant in LeMoyen, Louisiana. The 4' x 8' panels are available in three standard thicknesses: 7/16", 15/32", and 19/32". The mill is fed by up to 70% company-owned timber, and while OSB is typically certified using FSC's partial-content rules, the company can provide 100% FSC-certified product. Tuff-Strand's binderGlue used in manufactured wood products, such as medium-density fiberboard (MDF), particleboard, and engineered lumber. Some binders are made with formaldehyde. See urea-formaldehyde binder and methyl diisocyanate (MDI) binder. is 100% phenol formaldehydeChemical found in many building products; most binders used for manufactured wood products are formaldehyde compounds. Reclassified by the United Nations International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2004 as a “known human carcinogen.". FSC-certified Tuff-Strand is also now available sided with a foil radiant barrier, or printed with the company's new "GRID" panel marking system.

Additional Info


  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Manufacturer Information

Roy O. Martin
P.O. Box 1110
Alexandria, LA 71309
Phone: 318-448-0405
Fax: 318-473-2624
Toll-free: 800-299-5174

Listed in: Sheathing (including Plywood & OSB), Subflooring