Softwood Plywood

Radiata pine, larch and agathis veneer plywood exporter in China. Non-structural and structural plywood for construction and packaging.

Softwood Plywood

Softwood plywood is a plywood laminated with softwood veneers on both faces of the plywood sheet. Its core veneers could be hardwood veneers and it can still be called softwood plywood because of the appearance.

The most common used softwood veneers are connifer species radiata pine, agathis pine, larch pine.

There are differeng grades for the pine faces. The grades can be BB/CC or CDX. In terms of plywood strength, there are non-structural plywood and structural plywood which are manufactured with under very different conditions.

Unlike hardwood, the softwood are mainly used in the building such as walls, roofing, subfloor, and so on.


Size1220*2440mm, 1200*2400mm
Thickness4mm 7mm 9mm 12mm 15mm 17mm 19mm 25mm
CorePoplar, Pine
GlueWBP Melamine, WBP Phenolic
Stress GradeNon-structural, Structural
UseConstruction, Furniture, DIY, Decoration, Wall Panel, Bracing, etc.

Softwood For Plywood

In China, softwood plywood are manufactured with imported coniferous veneers like radiata pine, larch and agathis for economic reasons. China has its own softwood veneer such as Mongolica Scotch Pine veneer. But radiata pine is the cheapest as China is a large importer of radiata pine logs from Pacific countries. Larch has been popular for its decorative patterns and the larch veneers are mainly sourced from Russia.

Softwood plywood are defined by its face veneers. Its core veneers can also be hardwood such as poplar and eucalyptus.

Radiata Pine

radiata pine softwood plywood


larch veneer faced plywood


agathis veneer plywood
Scientific NameCommon NamesDistribution
Pinus radiataRadiata Pine, Monterey pineNew Zealand, Australia, Chile, Spain, United States, United Kingdom
Larix DeciduaEuropean LarchCentral Europe, Siberia, Canada
Pinus sylvestris var. mongolicaScots pine, European black pine, mountain pine, Macedonian pine, Swiss pine, Siberian Pine.Northern Europe, Russia, North China, Ukraine
Araucaria cunninghamiiHoop Pine, Queensland pineAustralia and New Guinea
Pinus glabraSpruce PineSoutheastern United States

Structural and Non-structural Pine Plywood

Structural (CDX Plywood)

C/D grade pine veneers on both faces also called CDX plywood. Construction uses.

Structural pine plywood features a higher stress grade and WBP phenolic bond. It has less requirement on the face veneer quality so the C or D grade pine veneers are used in the production of structural pine ply. CDX plywood is a pine structural ply. Because of the WBP glue used, structural plywood is weather and water boiling proof.


non-structural radiata pine plywood
B/C grade pine veneers for decorative purposes. Furniture and decor uses.

Non-structural plywood is normal plywood that doesn’t have a high stress grade. It is not used for house structure so its strength doesn’t have to be very high. Its face veneers are better quality because it might be used for architectural or furniture.

Softwood Plywood Applications


What are the virture of softwood plywood?

Softwood plywood are fast growing and cheaper than the tropical hardwood plywood. So it is both economic and sustainable.

What kind veneers are used for the production softwood plywood?

The softwood plywood use various types of pine, larch, agathis as the face veneers. Core veneers can be hardwood such as Chinese poplar.

What are the thickness of the softwood plywood that you produce?

From 4mm to 25mm.

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