Plywood Glossary

Ply: One layer of veneer is one ply. 3-Ply plywood is made with three plies with two glue lines.

Hot Press: The process of glued veneers being pressed under heat in steam powered hot press machine.

Cold Press: Pre-press before hot press.

WBP: Weather and boiling proof. A professional term to describe the characteristic of glue or finished plywood.

Recon Veneer: Reconstituted veneer, rotary cut cheap natural veneer dyed, layered, laminated, and laid up with grain to replicates a natural veneer.

Melamine Paper: Decorative kraft paper impregnated with melamine glue.

Phenolic Film: Black or Brown color kraft paper impregnated with phenolic glue.

Finger Joint Core: Plywood core made from finger jointed block board.

Eucalyptus: A hardwood species grown in South China and Vietnam.

Poplar: A fast growing plantation tree grown in Northern China.

Urea-formaldehyde: UF is a nontransparent thermosetting resin or adhesive for plywood production. It is produced from urea and formaldehyde.

Melamine modified UreaFormaldehyde: Melamine in the MUF glue significantly affects resin properties and glue bond quality: gel time decreased, solid content increased, internal bond strength increased, thickness swell and water absorption decreased, and formaldehyde emission decreased as melamine content increased.

LVL: LVL is short for Laminated veneer lumber, which is an engineered wood product that uses many layers of thin wood assembled with adhesives. It is typically used for headers, beams, rimboard, and edge-forming material.

Plyform: Film faced plywood manufactured specifically for concrete-forming on all wall, deck and pillar surfaces.

OSB: Oriented Strand Board

CC Veneer: Crown Cut

QC Veneer: Quater Cut Veneer

Business Terms

FOB: Containers shipped until China ports.

CIF: Containers shipped until Destination ports.

T/T: Telegraph Transfer, Wire Transfer

L/C: Letter of Credit

ETD: Estimated Time of Departure

ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival

P.I.: Proforma Invoice

C.I.: Commerical Invoice

B/L: Bill of Lading

COO: Certificate of Origin

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