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Film Faced Plywood

Phenolic film faced plywood for concrete shuttering and forming. Poplar or hardwood formwork plywood made with WBP bond.

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Film faced plywood is exterior plywood used for concrete shuttering and forming. Chinese film faced plywood is intensively used by the formwork industry.

The plyform panels are made with quality grade veneers with WBP bond which can withstand weather and long time water boiling. Both sides of the panel are coated with a phenolic film overlay.

Common trade names are phenolic board, formply, formwork plywood, phenolic film faced plywood, black marine plywood, MDO HDO overlay plyform, PSF plywood, Tego ply.

Featured film faced plywood are 1220x2440x18mm and 1220x2440x12mm with black film on both sides of the panel.


Size1220*2440mm, 1250*2500
Thickness12mm 15mm 18mm 21mm
Core VeneerFinger Joint Core, Poplar Core, Eucalyptus Core
Face & BackBlack Film, Brown Film (Phenolic film overlay), Dynea Film
DensityFinger Joint Core 550, Poplar Core 520, Eucalyptus Core 600
MOQ50 Cubic Meters
Formwork Plywood StandardGB/T 17656-2018, PS 1-09, AS 6669, EN-13986

FF Plywood Core Types

Core TypePhotoRepeat UseDescription
Poplar Corepoplar core film faced plywood6-10 timesPoplar is the most found material for plywood made in China. It provides great quality and good price. Poplar plywood balance the price and quality at a great level.
Eucalyptus Coreeucalyptus core film faced plywood10-20 timesThis is the best quality formwork plywood with a density of 600 kgs per cubic meter. It is hard and durable.
Finger Joint Corefinger joint core formwork plywood2 timesFinger joint core plywood is the cheapest plywood for formwork use. Its low price relies on the cheap core that is recycled from used film faced plywood. It is only recommended for small projects with good protections for workers. Should not be used for more than four times.

Film Types

Black Film
Brown Film
Anti Slip Film

Glue Types

WBP Melamine

Melamine fortified urea-formaldehyde glue is a very strong adhesive with waterproof capability. Film faced plywood made with melamine glue can withstand 6-10 hours of water boiling without delamination. WBP melamine is also called B-bond.

WBP Phenolic

Phenolic is the best glue for formwork plywood. It is a permanent bond that can bond the veneers permanently and strongly. Phenolic is also called A-bond for its great performance. It can pass 48-72 hours boil test.

Edge Seal Paint

It is important to seal the edges of the film faced plywood. Formwork plywood is used outdoor and in direct contact with concrete. Rain and concrete will inevitably invade into the glue line of plywood unless the plywood is sealed on the edges.

Before the edges are painted, we seal them with putties first. Waterproof paint are sprayed over the putty to make sure the edges are sealed well. When you cut the plywood at the job site, make sure you seal the cut edges before you use them.

Product Features

F17 formply formwork plywood
  • ‘Waterproof’ seal on four edges
  • Weather and boil-resistant bond
  • High-quality concrete cast surface
  • High durability – Multiple Re-uses
  • Easy to machine and fix using standard machining and fastening methods
  • Lightweight – easy to handle on-site
  • Good chemical (alkali) resistance

Film Faced Plywood Uses

Wall Formwork

wall formwork

Slab Formwork

slab formwork

Truck Flooring

hexagrip truck flooring

Anti-slip Stage

anti-slip stage plywood


Is phenolic overlaid plywood waterproof?

The phenolic film overlay is super smooth and waterproof. The four edges of the panel sheet is also sealed in order to obtain a waterproof capability. The glue inside the plywood is WBP weather and boiling proof bond. It is not 100% waterproof but the treatment can prevent the plywood to swell under humid.

What is phenolic film faced plywood used for?

Due to its durability film faced plywood is widely used in concrete forming and vehicle flooring, loading platforms, truck and trailer floors and wagons.

Is phenolic film faced plywood structural?

Phenolic bonded plywood is used for load-bearing but it is not necessarily structural. Non-structural plywood can also be used in the formwork.

Why finger joint core film faced plywood is so cheap? Should I use it?

Finger joint core plywood is made from recycled plywood. It is weaker compared with full core poplar but much cheaper in price. It can be used 2-4 times.

What type of anti slip film face do you have?

We have wire mesh, square and hexagon patterns.

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