Kerto® LVL
Kerto® LVL

Excellent technical performance and dimensional stability 

Kerto® LVL is structural laminated veneer lumber used in all types of construction projects, from new buildings to renovation and repair. Kerto LVL combines excellent technical performance with ease of use. Its essential qualities include strength and rigidity, dimensional stability and light weight.

Kerto LVL is produced from 3 mm thick rotary-peeled strength graded softwood veneers. The veneers are bonded with weather- and boil-resistant phenol formaldehyde adhesive to form a continuous b​illet. The billet is cut to length and sawn into LVL beams, planks or panels according  to customer´s requirements.

Kerto LVL production is managed according to the principles of standard ISO 9001. The quality and the constancy of performance of the products is controlled by regular third party inspections and audits. Kerto LVL products are CE marked and they have several national approvals worldwide.

Further processing

Kerto LVL products can be further processed according to customer requirements. Further processing is an essential part of customer service and supply chain.  It saves time and minimizes waste on building site or  in industrial processes.

  • Sanding: optical or calibrated
  • Edge profiling, e.g, tongue and groove
  • Special cutting: both straight and tapered shapes
  • CNC machining
  • Multiple gluing (Kerto GLVL)
  • Surface treatments

 

Main applications 

Beams and headers
Lintels
Floor joists
Rafters and ridge beams
Trusschords
Studs and columns
Portal frames
Components of roof, floor and wall elements
Components for industrial applications, e.g. door and window
manufacturing
Concrete formwork
Scaffolding

European LVL strength classes for structural LVL

Kerto LVL products fulfil or exceed the requirements of strength classes defined by the European LVL producers in LVL Bulletin according to the following table.

Type

Density 510 kg/m3

Density 440 kg/m3

Beams, joists, studs, formwork

LVL 48 P
Kerto LVL S-beam

LVL 32 P
Kerto LVL T-stud

Vertical and horizontal panels

LVL 36 C / 32 C
Kerto LVL Q-panel

LVL 25 C / 22 C
Kerto LVL L-panel

Industrial panels and beams

Kerto LVL Qp-beam & Kate
Kerto LVL special constructions