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.
Featured film faced plywood are 1220x2440x18mm and 1220x2440x12mm with black film on both sides of the panel.
|Thickness||12mm 15mm 18mm 21mm|
|Core Veneer||Finger Joint Core, Poplar Core, Eucalyptus Core|
|Face & Back||Black Film, Brown Film (Phenolic film overlay)|
|Density||Finger Joint Core 550, Poplar Core 520, Eucalyptus Core 600|
|MOQ||50 Cubic Meters|
|Formwork Plywood Standard||GB/T 17656-2018, PS 1-09, AS 6669, EN-13986|
FF Plywood Core Types
|Core Type||Photo||Repeat Use||Description|
|Poplar Core||6-10 times||Poplar 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 Core||10-20 times||This is the best quality formwork plywood with a density of 600 kgs per cubic meter. It is hard and durable.|
|Finger Joint Core||2 times||Finger 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.|
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.
Film Faced Plywood Uses
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.
Due to its durability film faced plywood is widely used in concrete forming and vehicle flooring, loading platforms, truck and trailer floors and wagons.
Phenolic bonded plywood is used for load-bearing but it is not necessarily structural. Non-structural plywood can also be used in the formwork.
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.
We have wire mesh, square and hexagon patterns.