METSÄ WOOD BIRCH PLY FORM XL
Metsä Wood Form XL is a larger size birch plywood panel
with smooth phenolic overlay. Form XL is a tough-surfaced,
durable shuttering panel for demanding formwork applications.
The durable overlays and large panel size ensure
multiple uses and a high quality concrete finish with fewer
joints. XL panels enable larger one piece competents.
Metsä Wood Form XL is suitable for highly demanding concrete formwork
• Shuttering systems
• Concrete element industry
• Girder formwork
High quality large size Form XL panels can be used in various transport
• Trailer bulkheads, side panels and back boards, agricultural trailers
• Trailer floors
• Bus floor constructions, luggage area floors
The base plywood of Metsä Wood Form XL is Metsä Wood Birch, which is
made of cross-bonded 1.4 mm thick birch veneers and bonded with weather
and boil-resistant phenol formaldehyde adhesive.
The core panel of the large size Form XL is scarf-jointed from standard
size birch plywood panels using weather resistant melamine or resorcinol
The panel is overlaid with durable and hard phenolic overlay. Standard
overlay colours are yellow and dark brown. The reverse side is normally
overlaid with similar overlay than the top face.
The durable overlays ensure smooth concrete cast finish and multiple uses.
The number of uses can rise up to 30 – 100 but is highly dependent on
the used overlay, site practice, requirements ofconcrete finish, the quality of
release agent and the maintenance, handling and storage practices.
Use high quality release agent to ensure easier and cleaner release.
Make sure that the release agent is suitable with the panel overlay.
Clean panels after each use to remove all concrete debris. Seal scratches with
water proof paint and fill holes with water resistant filler. Afterwards, apply
a fresh coat of release agent prior to each subsequent use.
• Durable and weather resistant overlay
• Larger sizes with unvisible joints
• Strong and rigid
• Easy to clean and re-use
• Good chemical resistance
• Dimensionally stable
• Easy to machine and fasten using conventional woodworking tools and
• Withstands impacts and other forms of bruising
• Environmentally friendly
• Weather and boil proof bonding
Metsä Wood Form XL surface is smooth, hard and scratch resistant and
withstands abrasion. The surface is moisture resistant and can tolerate
commonly used chemicals as well as diluted acids and alkalis.
The surface is easy to clean with water or steam.