About Construction Plywood
Structural Plywood is manufactured to a structural standard and is Forest Stewardship Council certified, which means it can be used for things like the bracing of houses.
Non-Structural Plywood possesses very similar characteristics to the CD Structural Plywood but hasn’t been structurally rated, which means it can’t be used for things requiring a stress grading. Here you’ll find the product may have a B or C front face grade and a C or D back grade, however it always contains an A-Bond glue line.
Additionally, there is also Formply, which is structurally rated and manufactured using a high-density overlay of phenolic resin impregnated paper bonded to ply wood. This helps protect the hardwood face veneer and provides a sound, protected surface.
Construction Plywood Applications
Construction Ply is extremely versatile and can be used in a massive amount of ways. Structural Plywood is the choice for jobs like flooring, the bracing of houses and applications where aesthetic appearance is not critical, while the Formply variety will often see use for concrete formwork and bridge building.
In general, Structural Plywood is the right choice for any application requiring a known structural rating and stress grading. Non-Structural can still be used in ways like flooring and basically anything that does not require a rating or grading.
Construction Plywood Customers
Construction Ply is most heavily used by builders and construction groups. The structurally rated and stress graded varieties are perfect for things like house building or construction where having a guarantee the product will perform to the required standard is vital.
Similarly, the products without any stress grading are still often used in building and construction, albeit for purposes that don’t have the same requirements for structural grading.
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