Craftply®

Craft plywood is easy to bend to many shapes.

Overview

  • Can be used in aircrafts, smart cards, tots and lampshades. The uses are endless!
  • Technically high-quality craft plywood
  • Available in three standards plus customisable quality.

Birch Craft Plywood

Birch craft plywood is an exquisite material suitable for various end-uses. In the mind and hands of the designer craft plywood takes shapes to both every day tools and state of art-design works.

The material requires delicate workmanship, ideally combined with simple, uncluttered designs. This reveals the natural beauty of the birch, particularly when light falls on the surface.

Ultra-thin eg. 0,4 mm plywood panels with outstanding strength to weight and thickness properties are used in most demanding technical end-uses like in aircrafts.

In many instances craft plywood can replace textile or paper. It can also be used in conjunction with many other materials. Craft plywood made by Mahogany is suitable for interior design, sport and music instruments, smart cards, just to give a few examples about different demanding end uses.

Uses

End Use

FROM AIRCRAFTS TO BUSINESS AND SMART CARDS AND FROM TOYS TO LAMPSHADES

You can use craft plywood in any home or public space where additional touch of style is needed.

Excellent technical qualities make craft plywood an ideal material for highly impressive and long-lasting end-uses. In most applications the surface is best left in its natural state. The visual beauty of the product is high-lighted by transparent treatment.

Craft plywood is very suitable for the packaging material of gifts. Birch is dense and tight grained and it does not pass odours or flavours to the products.

Endless Possibilities

CHALLENGING AND VERSATILE MATERIAL

The various uses of craft plywood are based on a wide spectrum of possibilities being derived from its excellent properties like: lightness, durability, flexibility, ease of working, ecological and recycling aspects.

TECHNICALLY HIGH-QUALITY CRAFT PLYWOOD

In co-operation with our clients we continuously develop the processing of the raw material so that our products are as much finished as possible.

We have over a hundred years´ experience of working with birch combined with specialized production units, trained personnel and traditional craftsmanship. We use also the most sophisticated production methods and advanced technology.

Our craft plywood is manufactured according to the strictest quality requirements. During testing, special attention is given to strength that plywood can be used in extreme conditions.

Materials Data

The vast spectrum of craft plywood

QUALITY I / Furniture quality

  • Free from technical and colour defects.
  • Straight and even grain pattern.
  • Suitable for furniture, wall panels, doors, interior ceiling and decoratively demanding elements.
Thickness (mm)Length x Width (mm)
0,4-1,2 mm1550 x 1550
1525 x 1525
1500 x 1500
1270 x 1270
1220 x 1220
1,5-12,01550 x 1550
1525 x 1525
1500 x 1500
1270 x 1270
1220 x 1220
  • Other thicknesses available upon request
  • Face and back veneers as seamed when needed
  • Phenolic resin glue
  • Permitted defects: some buds, slight curling and streaks.

QUALITY II

Thin veneer plywood for demanding use, in which the surface remains visible: musical instruments, light fixtures, boats, scale models, furniture, ornaments and so on.

Thickness (mm)Length x Width (mm)
0,4-1,2 mm1550 x 1550
1525 x 1525
1500 x 1500
1270 x 1270
1220 x 1220
1,5-12,01550 x 1550
1525 x 1525
1500 x 1500
1270 x 1270
1220 x 1220
  • Other thicknesses available upon request
  • Face and back veneers seamed when needed
  • Phenolic resin glue
  • Knots permitted: open knots max 10 mm in two rows
  • Minimum distance between faults 200 mm
  • Defective joints, splits and overlaps are permitted if they comply with the above mentioned location and distance requirements.

QUALITY III

Factory quality classified thin veneer plywood which is suitable for products such as toys, scale models, sports gear, gun stocks, decorations, business gifts and products that are pressed to shape, saddles and casts.

Thickness (mm)Length x Width (mm)
0,4-1,21550 x 1550
1525 x 1525
1500 x 1500
1270 x 1270
1220 x 1220
1,5-601550 x 1550
1525 x 1525
1500 x 1500
1270 x 1270
1220 x 1220
  • Other thicknesses available upon request
  • Face and back veneers seamed when needed
  • Number of plies according to Germanischer Lloyd standard
  • Phenolic resin glue
  • Knots permitted: maximum 10 mm open and maximum 15 mm sound l knots 8 pcs/m2
  • Sound knots max. 8 mm are permitted to any extent
  • On one face are permitted defective joints, splits or overlaps up to the length of 200 mm and to the width of 1 mm. All the above defects must not be present in one and the same board.
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Customer Qualities

Thin veneer plywood can be tailor made according to a client´s needs.

Thickness (mm)Length x Width (mm)
0,4-1,21550 x 1550
1525 x 1525
1500 x 1500
1270 x 1270
1220 x 1220
1,5-601550 x 1550
1525 x 1525
1500 x 1500
1270 x 1270
1220 x 1220
  • Other thicknesses available upon request
  • Face and back veneers seamed when needed
  • Quality classes and structures are customer-specific
  • Thin veneer plywood is used for a wide variety of the products:
    From furniture, light weight fixtures and other interior products all the way to smart- and postcards and products that are made by using a lot of bending and twisting
  • Phenolic resin glue (THICKNESS 0,4-60 MM) or melamine resin glue (THICKNESS 1, 0-60 MM) or polyethylene (THICKNESS 0, 3-0,8 MM). The most common quality is free from technical and colour faults
  • Colour variation permitted
  • Straight and even grain
  • Permitted faults: some buds, scars, slight curling and streaks.