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Description

Formply (Hardfaced/Formrite)                                          Standard: AS/NZS 6669
Appearance Description Grade Thickness Length x Width (mm)
 Applications Technical Data
formwork---formply-copy Formply, other-wise known as Hardface, is a plywood made with a bond glue, radiata core and hardwood veneer faces with a high density overlay (HDO) resin impregnated finish that is smooth, perfect for use in concrete formwork and can be used several times. HDO face
HDO back

F11/F14
12mm
17mm
17mm
2400 x 1200
1800 x 1200
2400 x 1200

Formwork in walls, floors, roofs, frames, bridges, dams, etc.

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Technical

For more information, please download the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

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The strongest, lightest, most versatile utility and decorative product made from a renewable resource, plywood is kilo for kilo stronger than steel. Plywood was the first type of engineered wood to be invented. It is made from thin sheets of wood veneer, called plies or veneers. These are stacked together with the direction of each ply’s grain differing from its neighbours’ by 90° (cross banding). The plies are bonded under heat and pressure with strong adhesives, usually phenol formaldehyde resin, making plywood a type of composite material. Laminating an odd number of plies (3, 5, 7...) reduces warping while increasing the number of plies increases the resistance to shearing forces. A common reason for using plywood instead of plain wood is its resistance to cracking, shrinkage, twisting/warping, and its general high degree of strength.

BENEFITS OF PLYWOOD

Renewable Resource - A natural product from a renewable resource.
Beautiful - Preferred because of its warmth and natural markings.
Strength - Unique cross-layered structure makes it kilo for kilo, stronger than steel.
Efficiency - Uses more of the log than timber.
Versatility - Can be bent and formed to meet various sizes and shapes.
Durability - Long-lasting and good resistance to damage.

TYPES OF PLYWOOD
Plywood can be broadly classed as either ‘Exterior’ plywood or ‘Interior’ plywood. Veneer quality, glue type and timber species are the major contributing factors that determine the application of a plywood panel.

VENEER QUALITY
Plywood is classified according to grades, which are based on face and back veneer quality.

GLUE BONDS
Glues used to bond veneers together are an element that influences the application of the plywood. Common glues are as follows:

‘A Bond’ (WBP) - a waterproof glue line produced from phenolic resins (WBP -Water Boil Proof adhesive) that will not deteriorate under extreme conditions. It is readily recognisable by its black colour.

‘B Bond’ - produced from melamine fortified urea formaldehyde resin and suitable for limited exposure.

‘C&D Bond’ – is produced from urea formaldehyde resin and suitable for interior use only. It relation to Concrete Formwork plywood is possible to have a C or D type bond to AS 2754.1 where a single use is envisaged.

 

Application 

FORMPLY
PROJECT A Bond
Barns & Sheds x
Boat Hulls  
Boxes and Crates x
Bracing x
Caravans & Mobile Homes  
Carts & Wheel-barrows x
Ceilings  
Cladding  
Cubby Houses x 
Dog Kennels x
Doors & Door Skins  
Exterior Wall Cladding  
Floors (General) x
Formwork x
Furniture (General)  
Interior Wall Lining  
Letterbox
Musical Instrument  
Outdoor Furniture (General)
Packaging x
Partitions & Screens  
Platforms & Ramps x 
Roofs  
Scaffold'g  
Shelving x
Signboard & Billboards  
Table Tops x
Toys  
Truck & Trailer Floors x
Wall Cabinets  
 

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