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Concrete Forming Plywood

Form plywood provides strong support for the forming of concrete walls, floors, roofs, frames and civil engineering structures. It is a high quality overlaid panel produced predominately from graded Pinus radiata veneers. These are glued with phenol formaldehyde resin and overlaid with a hard durable resin impregnated paper to give concrete a smooth surface finish. […]

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Uses for Hardwood Plywood

Hardwood plywood is made from binding together three or more thin veneers/layers of wood with a strong adhesive. The resulting material has uniform strength–since its comprising piles of wood are bound at right angles to each other. Hardwood plywood is strong, durable and is resistant to cracking and splitting. The most common types of wood […]

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Uses For Plywood

Plywood is an engineered wood product made from thin sheets of wood veneer. It is commonly used instead of timber because of its strength, stability and superior resistance to cracking, shrinkage, twisting and warping. Plywood has multiple end uses including: A Agricultural construction Amusement equipment Artillery targets B Barns Bathroom units Billboards Blackboards Boat construction […]

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Is Plywood Enviro Friendly?

The wood that is used to make plywood comes from sustainable forests.  In addition, many manufacturers replant more trees than they actually use in the manufacture of the plywood.  One concern with plywood has been the glues that are traditionally used – such as synthetic resins and formaldehyde based glues that can cause off gassing.  […]

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What Is Plywood?

Plywood is a manufactured board that is made up of an odd number of thin sheets of wood – called plies or veneers – that are glued together under heat and pressure.  The odd number is so that the top and bottom sheet have the grain facing the same way.  Each sheet of wood has […]

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Advantages of Plywood

There are several advantages to using plywood in your building project. These include: • Strength • Durability • Lightness • Rigidity • Resistance to splitting and warping • Its ability to be shaped into different forms • Comes in standard sizes • Is very cost efficient

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Plywood Types

When buying plywood at your local supplier, you may notice that there are a number of different grades. The normal grading system uses the letters A, B, C & D, where A is the best quality, with virtually no blemishes and very well sanded. Grade D typically contains up to the maximum number of blemishes […]

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