METSÄ WOOD BIRCH PLY FORM
Metsä Wood Form is birch plywood, in which both sides
are overlaid with phenol film and the edges are sealed.
Form plywood is the formwork panel of choice for smooth
surfaced concrete elements. It can also be used as a multipurpose,
maintenance-free sheathing panel for various
Metsä Wood Form is a smooth surface maintenance-free panel for different
concrete formwork uses: System shuttering, girder formwork, regeneration
panels, element industry and concrete block industry.
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.
Metsä Wood Form is a general panel used in variety of applications
• Transport industry: Transport equipment containers, trailer side boards,
sliding doors, vehicle and flight cases and other transport boxes, bus floor
• Building applications: Agricultural structures, general interior and exterior
• Other applications: Packaging applications, sport arenas and equipment
• Smooth durable overlay
• Light and dimensionally stable
• Strong and rigid
• Easy to clean and re-use
• Easy to machine and fasten using conventional woodworking tools
• Can withstand impacts and other forms of bruising
• Environmentally friendly
• Weather and boil proof bonding
The base plywood of Metsä Wood Form 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.
Designed and tailor-made to serve in demanding applications, birch plywood
can be ordered with special oriented veneer structures to provide even higher
strength and stiffness properties.
A smooth and durable phenolic film is hot-pressed onto the panel surface.
The film consists of special base papers impregnated with phenolic resin.
A film with a basis weight of 120 g/m2 is normally used. Thicker overlays are
available by order. Standard film colours are dark brown, light brown, yellow,
black and green. Other colours are available by order. The phenol film is not UV
resistant and the colour may change exposed to sunlight over prolonged periods.
The film surface is semi-glossy, smooth, hard and slippery. It withstands abrasion,
is moisture resistant and can tolerate commonly used chemicals as well as diluted
acids and alkalis. Thesurface is easy to clean with water or steam.
Moisture absorption is minimal.