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    Lightweight panels (panels made of two thin panels on the outside and a lightweight material in the core) can offer enhanced performance, reduced material use, and new design opportunities over traditional types of panels. Opportunities exist for the adoption of lightweight panels by the secondary wood industry in North America, as 62 percent of respondents to a recent survey described here indicated that they would seriously consider using such panels in their products.

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    Buehlmann, Urs; Bumgardner, Matt; Forth, Karl D. 2012. Lightweight panel study 2012: Perceptions and usage by North American wood products manufacturers. CabinetMakerFDM. August 2012: 36-41.

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