Film Faced Plywood
Film faced plywood is also called formwork plywood, shuttering plywoods, concrete form.
Film faced plywood is the special plywood with two sides coated with wearable and water proof film. The film is adhesive impregnated paper, which are different from melamine paper overlay, PVC, MDO (MDO plywood) and HDO (HDO plywood). The function of the film is to protect the inside wood from moisture, water, weather and extend the plywood’s service life. Film faced plywood can be used in harsh and outside environment: shuttering plywood, formwork plywood, concrete formwork, floorboard, vehicle building.
Specification of Film Faced Plywood
- (1) Size: 1220X2440mm, 1250X2500mm, 915×1830mm, 1200×2400mm, 1500×3000mm, 610×2500mm, standard size, large size, big size, special size.
We produce sizes according to customers’ requirement.
- (2) Thickness: 9mm-30mm
- (3) Core: Poplar, Eucalyptus core, birch or combi core
70% of film faced plywood we are selling is poplar film faced plywood, which is high quality and price is competitive. We also supply birch film faced plywood, which are hard and durable, too.
- (4) Glue: Phenolic, WBP, MRPlywood with MR glue is resistant to moisture. MR plywood are usually used for home interior application, such as furniture grade plywood / blockboard and so on .
MR glue can also be used for some exterior shuttering plywood / film faced plywood (formwork plywood) , too. MR plywood can be in cold water for some days without delamination. So MR shuttering plywood or MR film faced plywood can be used for some simple construction projects.
The common WBP glues are melamine glue and phenolic glue. Generally speaking, WBP(ordinary melamine) plywood can be in boiling water for 4-8 hours without delamination and WBP(better melamine) plywood can be in boiling water for over 10 hours or even 20 hours without delamination. WBP (phenolic) plywood can be in boiling water for 24-72 hours without delamination. The best WBP(phenolic) glue can be regarded as permanent adhesives. But the water boiled proof period of plywood is depended on not only the quality of WBP glue, but also the craftsmanship of production.
Usually, people like use WBP glue for exterior plywood, such as Marine plywood, film faced plywood (formwork plywood), structural plywood, plywood for signs and so on. But in practice, WBP glue is used for interior plywood as well, such as furniture plywood, cabinet plywood, plywood underlayment and so on, which are also required by customers to have Weather-boiled-proof(WBP) property.
- (5) Film color: brown, black or others
The most common film is brown film or black film. In China, the brown film faced plywood usually has better quality than black film faced plywood. However, it’s not true all the time. Some black film faced plywood has the same high quality as brown film faced plywood. When you making an inquiry, an experienced salesman will know what the real quality you need.
Applications of Film Faced Plywood
- Construction industry: shuttering film faced plywood, concrete form, shuttering concrete form, formwork plywood.
Film faced plywood is mainly used for construction. So film faced plywood is also called shuttering film faced plywood, concrete form, shuttering concrete form. Because of this end use, customers usually want WBP film faced plywood, which is more suitable to be used as shuttering for big projects. However, some customers require MR film faced plywood, which are to be used as shuttering for ordinary projects .
- Anti-slip film faced plywood: flooring materials for building vehicles, work platforms.
According to the types of face/back, film faced plywood can be divided into smooth film faced plywood and anti-slip film faced plywood. Anti-slip film faced plywood are usually used as flooring materials for vehicles, trucks and platforms.
- Film faced plywood can be used for shelves and furniture, too .
Compared with wood veneer faced plywood, film faced plywood is more durable and has more wear-resistant surfaces. So it can be used for making durable furniture and shelves.