WHAT IS PLYWOOD?

Plywood is a forest product that is widely used in construction sector. The resistance to water and high strength of it is important for this sector. It is used to preparing the concrete forms in particular. It is a very suitable material for unplastered formwork systems, which are also called exposed formwork.

Plywood is a panel that occur from tree layers. Although it has very good mechanical strength, it is a light material. The number of layers is generally produced as an odd number. The outer layers are generally parallel to the length of the panel. Successive layers are glued perpendicular to each other. This production type is a structure that resists shock effects that will occur with the vibration that increases resistance.

Plywoods, which are increasingly used today, are replacing traditional wooden molds to purchase exposed concrete. As you know, Plywoods are divided into filmfaced and non-filmfaced ones.

Contrary to what is known, the difference between them is not related to durability, but only the effect on the concrete surface. It is correct to use filmfaced materials on surfaces that will not be plastered and it provides you to get bright exposed concrete. Non-filmfaced plywoods should be used on plaster surfaces. Concrete surface taken from non-filmfaced materials is still exposed but not shiny. Owing to this feature, it enables plastering.

Since the right material is not used in the right place, you may encounter additional costs later. Due to the use of filmfaced material, although plaster will be applied, some chemicals will have to bear an additional cost.

As a result; It is suitable to use filmfaced materials to create non-plastered surfaces, and non-filmfaced materials to be used where non-glossy and plastered surfaces are desired.

PLYWOOD CLASSES

 BB/BB BB/CP  BB/C  CP/CP  CP/C C

The above phrases determine the quality classes. You can look at the related product page for the real look.

Plywood is different from MDF, high density fiberboard (HDF), block and particle boards. Others are low-priced materials and their durability cannot be compared to Birch Plywood varieties.

AREAS OF USAGE

IN CONSTRUCTION WORKS

  • In molding works
  • In scaffold platforms
  • In interior partitioning and roofing works
  • In floor and parquet industry

IN FURNITURE WORKS

  • Door
  • Shelf
  • Making wooden chairs and tables
  • In office furnitures
  • In producting armchair

IN TRANSPORTATION AND SHIPBUILDING

  • On the ground and side walls of the truck trailers
  • On the floor of the containers
  • On the floor and side walls of the wagons
  • In animal transport vehicles
  • On buses
  • In the cargo sections of the ships

AREAS OF USAGE

PACKAGING

  • The material has high resistance to moisture and chemical materials
  • It is cheaper than other materials
  • It is more durable and lightweight
  • It is safe and hygienic
  • It is reusable material that gives minimum harm to the environment
  • It can be used in all kinds of packaging

OTHER USAGE AREAS

  • In toys
  • In game centers
  • In musical instruments
  • In making music speakers
  • In traffic signs, billboards and urban furnitures
  • In garden sheds
  • In basketball backboards and on skate platforms
  • In climbing walls
  • In the construction of tribunes, stages and performance halls
  • In kitchen tops
  • In the textile machines and cutting tables
  • In making machine models

WORKABILITY ON PLYWOOD

When applying a screw to the edge of the MDF, the soft texture is easily separated. When the counterbore drill bit is not used, it can either be installed before the head of the screw goes down or pushed the shavings. Conversely, the diagonal separation of plywood slightly reduces the tendency to split as it is nailed at the edges. Plywood withdraws nail. It does not disintegrate.

MDF is widely used in cheap, low end furniture pieces.
Due to the non-directional grain structure of MDF, it is ideal for shredding or cutting, machining and drilling without shredding.

The smooth surface of the MDF makes it ideal for the simple interior parts to be painted, while plywood adds some strength the parts that should be stronger. Both can be relatively easy to use for experienced DIYs and are found in cheap furniture products.

THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE OF PLYWOOD

  • The cut wood logs are wetted
  • The tree is exposed by peeling the bark and other materials on the logs.
  • Before the logs enter the cut, a cutting plan is made by measuring.
  • The logs cut to the calculated size are sent to the stripping machine.
  • With the help of special machines, layers are formed with peeling thinly by blades parallel to the log.
  • The cut layers are left to dry.
  • The layers are placed to their fiber directions are perpendicular to each other. There is always an even number of layers on the panel, so that the fiber direction of the lower and upper surface layers is the same.
  • Layers that combined with the glue are sent to pressing.
  • Glued and stacked layers are pressed according to the thickness requirement.
  • Panels are cut to desired sizes.
  • The panels are sandpapered. Packaged plates are made suitable for transportation and storage conditions.

ADVANTAGES

  • It is light.
  • It is a durable material as the wood fibers that make up the layers combine in different directions (90 degrees to each other). It is not easily broken.
  • It can be produced in desired dimensions with the 6-30 millimeters thickness.
  • It is widespread in many sectors.
  • It is resistant to cracking.
  • Screw holding feature is high.
  • It is environmental friendly and easy to process.
  • It is affordable.
  • The plywood surface can be polished. It can be painted.
  • It is highly resistant to water.
  • It is an environmental friendly product.