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SIP Facers ESP

Engineered for structural insulated panel manufacturers

SIP Facers Engineered Strand Products (ESP) are manufactured for the structural insulated panel market. Available in two widths and multiple lengths, they meet or exceed APA PS2 standards and are rated Exposure 1.

Made near you

SIP Facers are manufactured in multiple locations within North America to facilitate consistent supply and reduce transportation costs.

Features and Benefits

  • Standard widths are 4’ and 8’
  • Various length and width configurations available to increase yield and reduce or eliminate waste*
  • Multiple thicknesses, from ⅜ to ¾
  • Backed by a 25-year limited warranty
  • Manufactured in multiple locations, for cost-effective shipping throughout North America
  • Certified to APA PR-N610 and PR-N612 standards to assure product quality and consistency
  • California Air Resource Board (CARB)-exempt and TSCA Title VI-exempt
  • Rated APA Exposure 1, ensuring that normal construction delays will not harm panels when temporarily exposed to the elements
  • Dimensionally stable and consistently straight
  • Compatible for lamination with all industry-standard foam cores
  • Available with Zinc Borate protection for termite and fungal decay resistance**
  • Member of SIPA (Structural Insulated Panel Association)

* Minimum order runs may be required. Contact your Solutions Team for other dimensions & thicknesses.
** Contact your Solutions Team for more information on our Zinc Borate treated panels.

Can’t find the industrial panel that meets your specifications? Contact our Solutions Team and let us engineer a better product for you.

  • Sizes / Lengths:
    4’ and 8’ widths, multiple lengths
  • Thickness:
    ⅜ to ¾
  • Edge Seal Color:
    Turquoise
  • Warranty:
    25 Year Limited Warranty
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  • Product Documents

  • FAQ

    1. What sizes and thickness are available?
    2. What does Exposure 1 on the grade stamp mean?
    3. Are your SIP facers CARB exempt?
    4. What does a Zinc Borate treated SIP panel protect against?
    5. Do Zinc Borate treated SIP panel facers provide protection against mold?
    6. Are there any special handling requirements when working with Zinc Borate treated panel?

    What sizes and thickness are available?

    While 4’x24’ and 8’x24’ are most common, other lengths are available. Contact a Sales Solution Team member for details.
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    What does Exposure 1 on the grade stamp mean?

    Exposure 1 rating means that the panel uses a waterproof resin. It does not mean the panel is waterproof but rather that the panel can withstand normal delays in construction without affecting the structural properties (strength) of the panel. All our SIP panel facers carry the APA (The Engineered Wood Association) grade stamp.
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    Are your SIP facers CARB exempt?

    Yes, our SIP facers are CARB (California Air Resource Board) exempt and do not contain any urea-formaldehyde resins. They are exempt from the scope of the EPA Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Title VI Formaldehyde Standards from Composite Wood Products Act.
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    What does a Zinc Borate treated SIP panel protect against?

    Zinc Borate is an integral treatment that protects against termites and fungal decay (dry rot). Unlike other treatment methods that are applied topically and can wear off due to weather exposure, Zinc Borate is applied during the manufacturing process and is permeated throughout the panel.
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    Do Zinc Borate treated SIP panel facers provide protection against mold?

    While there is substantial evidence that Zinc Borate does inhibit mold growth compared to untreated panels, there are no provisions in the warranty to guarantee against mold in Norbord’s panels.
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    Are there any special handling requirements when working with Zinc Borate treated panel?

    Zinc Borate treated panels have no special handling requirements when compared to untreated panels. They can be stored, sawn and nailed the same, and there are no additional requirements when disposing of waste.
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