concrete formply

Film Faced Plywood

Phenolic film faced plywood for concrete shuttering and forming. Formwork plywood and phenolic board made with WBP bond.

Film Faced Plywood

Film faced plywood is waterproof plywood manufactured for concrete shuttering and forming. Yalong Wood is a manufacturer of film faced plywood in China. Our film faced plywood is cheap, easy to clean and cut, thus intensively used by the formwork industry.


Film faced plywood is manufactured with quality veneers with a WBP glue which can withstand hot weather and rain. Both surfaces of the plywood are coated with a phenolic film overlay and the four edges are sealed with waterproof paint.

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

Most popular film faced plywood are 1220x2440x18mm and 1220x2440x12mm with black/brown film on both faces of the panel.

film faced plywood


Size1220*2440mm, 1250*2500mm, 1200*2400mm
Thickness12mm 15mm 17mm 18mm 21mm
Core VeneerFinger Joint Core, Poplar Core, Eucalyptus Core, COMBI MIX Core.
Face & BackBlack Film, Brown Film, Red Film, Dynea Brand Film
AdhesiveWBP Melamine, WBP Phenolic
DensityFinger Joint Core 550kgs/m3, Poplar Core 520kgs/m3, Eucalyptus Core 600kgs/m3
MOQ1000 sheets for 18mm. 1200 sheets for 15mm. 1500 sheets for 12mm.
Formwork Plywood StandardGB/T 17656-2018, PS 1-09, AS 6669, EN-13986

Core Types

Core TypePhotoRepeat UsePriceDescription
Finger Joint Corefinger joint core formwork plywood3-4 times★★Finger joint core plywood is the cheapest formwork plywood. Its core is recycled from used plywood. Recommended for projects requiring low reuse times or corners and walls.
Poplar Corepoplar core film faced plywood6-10 times★★★Poplar is the most found material for plywood made in China. It provides good quality and good price. Poplar plywood balance the price and quality at a great level.
Eucalyptus Coreeucalyptus core film faced plywood10-20 times★★★★★This is the best quality formwork plywood with a density of 600 kgs per cubic meter. The panel is hard and durable.
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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 without delamination forever. Phenolic is also called A-bond for its great performance. It can withstand 48-72 hours boil test.

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Film Types

Yalong branding film or custom printed black/brown/red color smooth film. The film is opaque and impregnated with phenolic glue. Square or hexagon patterned anti-slip film also available.

Black Film
black film white print
Brown Film
brown film golden print
Anti Slip Film
black film golden print

Waterproof Edge Seal

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

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

Product Features

F17 formply formwork plywood
  • Easy to Cut
  • Easy to Clean
  • Waterproof seal on four edges
  • Weather and boil-resistant
  • Termites Resistant
  • High-quality concrete cast finishes
  • High durability – Multiple Re-uses
  • Easy to cut and fix using standard machining and fastening methods
  • Lightweight – easy to handle on-site
  • Good chemical (alkali) resistance


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. If you need specially structural plywood please indicate to our sales team.

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

Finger joint core plywood is made from recycled plywood. It is not as strong as the full core poplar but much cheaper in price. It can be used 2-4 times. It is ideal for corners, walls and low budget projects.

What type of anti slip film face do you have?

We have wire mesh, square and hexagon patterns.

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