FILM FACED PLYWOOD FOR SHUTTERING
Shuttering plywood is a term quite commonly used in the construction industry. The shuttering process – pouring the concrete into moulds – cannot happen without using shuttering plywood. This is a kind of plywood which is designed in a way to prevent concrete from coming out of the mould. This material is not used for aesthetic purposes, but to hold concrete till it densifies to form a solid structure. It is weather-resistant and doesn’t stick to the concrete itself. It is like any other plywood or wooden panel, created using thin veneers layered on top of each […]
ADVANTAGES OF OF FILM FACED PLYWOOD IN CONTRUCTION
1. The construction plywood is pressed by high temperature and high pressure, with high strength and good toughness. The static bending strength is more than twice the strength of the wood. 2. There is less joint seam of the film faced plywood, and it has the advantages of quick support and quick demoulding speed compared with aluminum formwork and steel formwork. 3. The surface is made of a high-quality coated paper by precision machining, smooth, easy to demould, the concrete surface is flat after demoulding, can avoid secondary plastering process, reduce cost and shorten the construction period, […]
MDF & PLYWOOD-WHEN TO USE WHICH AND WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES ?
It’s easy to think of MDF and Plywood as the same thing when you see them in the home improvement section of your local store. But they could not be more different, where the strength of one is the weakness of another. Find out the differences between the two and where best to use them. MDF Medium Density Fibreboard or MDF is an engineered wood composite. The wood is broken down into the basic fibre or fibre lumps. For this reason, the particular species of wood, straightness, knottiness, etc are not really important. This allows MDF raw material […]
IMPORTANT PLYWOOD TERMS TO KNOW
Working with plywood, as with many other things in life, means dealing with some special vocabulary. If you’re new to woodworking or even new to working with plywood, you may not know these terms. Without them, you won’t necessarily know what you’re dealing with. – ???? – plywood side with the lower face grade, normally used as the back, when installed – ???? – inner layers of the plywood, with grain perpendicular to the face – ???????? – manufacturing defect where a piece of face veneer runs perpendicular to the board’s length – ???????????? – orientation of successive […]
FORMALDEHYDE IN PLYWOOD – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Formaldehyde is a pretty common chemical. It is present in various products inside our homes. Our wallpapers, textiles, vinyl and even toothpaste contain formaldehyde. The plywood that makes up your ceilings, walls, and cabinets also contain formaldehyde, since plywood products are bonded using adhesives that contain the chemical. A primary concern about formaldehyde is its reclassification by the World Health Organisation as a carcinogen. Should you be worried about formaldehyde in plywood then? Read on and find out what you should know about formaldehyde in plywood. What is formaldehyde? Formaldehyde in plywood Formaldehyde is a naturally-occurring organic compound. A colorless […]
WHAT ARE CHARACTERISTICS THAT PEOPLE SHOULD LOOK FOR IN PLYWOOD GLUES?
Plywood glues are chosen depending upon a variety of characteristics. For starters, only certain types of glues are moisture or water-resistant. For plywood meant to be used outside, people will want to look for more moisture or water-resistant glues. While it is still an important characteristic for interior usage, there is slightly more leeway in the type of glue used. Secondly, plywood glues vary in temperature resistance. For example, certain types are designed to be used in high-temperature settings (exterior). Furthermore, while some may hold up very well in high-temperature settings, they could be extremely vulnerable to damage in […]
WHY ZERO THICKNESS TOLERANCE IS IMPOSSIBLE IN PLYWOOD BUSINESS?
Sometimes, customers may require “zero thickness tolerance” for plywood. Unfortunately, no suppliers can provide plywood of “0mm thickness tolerance”. The reasons are as the following: 1. Thickness tolerance of core veneers is unavoidable. Core veneers for plywood were rotary-cut from logs. While there is thickness tolerance both on each piece of veneers and between different pieces. So plywood is made of core veneers with thickness tolerance. 2. The compression ratio and the pressure for all the sheets of plywood can not be absolutely the same. Tiny differences should exist. 3. During sanding, even if the best Sanding machine can not […]
WHY PHENOLIC PLYWOOD IS MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE THAN MR AND MELAMINE PLYWOOD OF SAME THICKNESS?
Phenolic plywood is about 10 -18% more expensive than MR and melamine plywood of the same thickness. Customers usually ask why phenolic plywood is so expensive. The reasons are as the following: 1. Phenolic glue is 50-80% more expensive than MR and melamine glue. 2. In order to guarantee a better glue bonding strength, the compression time for phenolic plywood has to be longer than that for MR/melamine plywood. This means we have to spend more producing time for phenolic plywood than MR/melamine plywood. Spending more time means costs increase. 3. Because the compression time for phenolic plywood is […]
THE 10 BIGGEST BENEFITS OF PLYWOOD
Plywood has come a long way since its introduction in the early 20th century. For decades, plywood was often seen as just a substitute to solid wood. Today, however, plywood has become the primary choice for many builders and homeowners. Here are 10 of the biggest benefits of plywood, including one that is absolutely critical considering the state of the world today. 1. Plywood looks great Let’s start with what can be seen from the outside. Few people will argue against the fact that plywood looks really great. With plywood panel typically covered with solid wood, plywood looks just […]
Made with the wood of the Okoume tree and sometimes referred to as Okoume Mahogany, Okoume plywood normally has a very attractive, somewhat lustrous look that makes it suitable for some fine woodworking applications. Its color is typically pinkish-brown to pale red, and its texture is finely uniform. With a straight to barely wavy grain that sometimes has a slightly interlocked appearance, it offers high strength to weight ratio. Although not known for its water resistance, Okoume plywood is an exceptional choice for building racing boats as well as for other applications in which strength and light weight are desirable. […]
PLYWOOD AND PARTICLE BOARD: WHICH IS BETTER ?
Generally, most people would probably conclude that if you pit plywood vs particleboard, the former would win. Particleboard, however, is not without its own advantages over plywood. Let’s take a look at the differences between plywood and particleboard, and find out which one would win a plywood vs particleboard match. Plywood vs Particleboard : What are they composed of? One of the most basic differences between plywood vs particleboard lies in their composition. Plywood is made from thin sheets of cross-laminated veneer and glued together under heat and pressure. A particleboard, on the other hand, is true to […]
BLOCK BOARD AND PLYWOOD
The choice between block board or plywood depends on the project. If you want a smooth finished surface and the strength of the panel is not a major factor, block board makes a good choice. But if strength is more important, plywood is a better choice. For example, plywood can be used to lay down a subfloor for tile and engineered hardwood, while block board is unsuitable and would crush under foot traffic. Blockboard Block board is a piece of wood with a plywood core and thin veneer panels on the top and bottom sides. The plywood core is […]