18mm Hardwood Plywood (L) 2440mm x (W) 1220mm

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Product Details: 

  • Material: Plywood
  • Timber Type: Hardwood 
  • Length: 2400mm  
  • Width: 1220mm
  • Thickness: 18mm 
  • Pack Quantity: 
  • Product Code: 5059340257433

Given that this is a natural product, the colour and finish are only representational and may differ slightly.

Application:

One of the most important aspects to take when dealing with 18mm plywood is its strength. This material withstands a lot of weight because it is frequently utilised in construction and other applications.

 As long as all edges are sealed, the cross-layered timber veneered panel offers reliable strength and stability for applications both inside and outside (such as external wall panels and claddings).

  • Interior vehicle building,
  • Furniture,
  • Flooring,
  • Packing containers,
  • Storage boxes,
  • Trailer linings,
  • Sheds and
  • General joinery.

Features:

Use 18mm Structural Hardwood Plywood Sheets when weight support is important. These quality plywood sheets are ideal for a variety of construction uses and perform very well when it comes to supporting weight in flooring and roofing applications.

The sheets are made up of several thin plywood layers, each of which is rotated between 45 and 90 degrees to guarantee that the wood grain is facing different directions. The "cross graining" procedure gives the sheets strength that makes them ideal for use as roof, wall, and floor materials.

In addition to being strong, they also make a striking statement with their wooden face and smooth sanded surface, which may be painted or left unfinished, depending on your preferred look.

Additionally, the sheets are moisture-resistant (meeting EN636-2 and EN314-2 requirements) making them an ideal choice for use in humid environments.

Key Features:

The increasing demand of hardwood structural plywood can be determined by a number of factors. First off, it is extremely strong and long-lasting. It is perfect for areas with frequent use since it can tolerate a great degree of wear and tear.

These hardwood plywood sheets provide strength and durability in addition to a number of other long-term advantages.

  • Versatility: If correctly sealed, 18mm plywood may be used for both interior and exterior joinery, among other general-purpose uses. In addition, the sheets are simple to deal with and may be drilled, moulded, and cut to fit your requirements.
  • Strength: The cross-graining method used in its production gives it a high strength-to-weight ratio. Furthermore, it offers a great degree of impact resistance.
  • Complies with adhesive class 2 of EN314-2.
  • CE recognised; service class EN636 Class 2.
  • Durability: Made to withstand bending and warping.
  • look: Plywood may provide furniture pieces like doors and cabinets a sleek finish because of its aesthetically pleasing look and smooth sanded surface.

Cross Graining:

Hardwood Plywood is an engineered wood made by slicing wood into thin veneers which are heat bonded with resin adhesive in a process called cross graining. 

Essentially, it is the practice of orienting the grain of each plywood layer at right angles to the one below it. This creates a criss-cross pattern that improves strength and rigidity.

There are a few key reasons why cross graining is so essential in the creation process of plywood: 

  1. It facilitates more even weight distribution along the material's surface. This is since each layer supports the one above it, as opposed to the weight being concentrated in one place.
  1. Plywood with cross graining is less prone to distort or warp with time. Plywood may bend or twist out of shape more easily when all the grain is facing the same way. However, alternating grain avoids warping and makes deformation of the plywood considerably more difficult.
  2. Plywood with cross graining has increased tension and compression strength. It can therefore bear a greater amount of pressure without cracking or drooping.