what is Plywood

what is Plywood

Plywood (commonly known as multilayer board) is one of the commonly used materials for furniture, which is a kind of man-made board. Plywood is a three-layer or multi-layer plate-like material made of wood sections, which are spun into veneers or planed into thin wood, and then glued with adhesives. Usually, odd layers of veneers are used, and the fiber directions of adjacent layers of veneers are glued vertically to each other

Plywood is a multi-layer board that cuts wood blocks into thin boards, and then uses adhesives to stick. It is at least three layers. Generally, it is an odd number of layers. In order to ensure the biting force and bonding force, the fiber direction of the two layers of veneers will be kept vertical when sticking

what is Plywood
Plywood is generally divided into three ply boards, five ply boards, seven ply boards, nine ply boards, etc. why are they singular layers?

The purpose of adopting single ply plywood is to maintain the stability of plywood structure. If plywood has a middle core layer, and the thin plates on both sides are symmetrical relative to the middle core layer, it is not easy to warp and deform in use.

Therefore, the plywood is always glued together according to the wood texture, with one layer horizontal and one layer vertical and staggered, so that each layer of veneer is restrained from warping or breaking.

If the double-layer number is adopted, although it is a horizontal and a vertical row of plates, the texture of the outermost two layers of plates is inconsistent, which will cause the wood boards of one layer to shrink inward and the wood boards of the other layer to shrink horizontally. This will cause the plywood to warp and deform. Therefore, in general, plywood is singular.

However, in actual production, it is possible to use two layers of veneers with the same grain direction as the middle layer. In this case, although the plywood is an even number of layers, the even number of layers of plywood can still maintain the structural stability because the veneer textures on both sides of the plywood are still symmetrically arranged.

Therefore, plywood is not necessarily an odd number of layers.

what is Plywood
Under normal circumstances, importing countries enforce fumigation on imported solid wood or logs. However, importing countries usually do not require fumigation of plywood, blockboard, medium density board, high-density board, oriented particleboard, hard fiber board, particleboard and other man-made boards.

Why?In fact, fumigation is only a kind of insect killing treatment, in which toxic gases are usually used to kill pests in wood. The purpose of fumigation is to prevent pests in imported wood from harming the forest resources of the importing country.

Pests are likely to exist in solid wood. Therefore, it is very important to fumigate imported solid wood before it enters the market. Otherwise, pests in solid wood are likely to bring great harm to the forests of importing countries.

However, there are no harmful organisms in man-made boards (such as plywood, blockboard, medium density board, high-density board, oriented particleboard, hard fiberboard, particleboard, etc.). These wood-based panels will undergo high temperature and high pressure treatment in production. In this case, all pests in imported solid wood will be killed in the high temperature and high pressure environment.

Because there are no pests, these wood-based panels do not need to be fumigated.

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