Non-structural and Structural Plywood From China

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Plywood has been one of the most widely used building materials in our world. Since the adaption of modern building technology, it is getting a wider market.

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Difference Between Non-Structural & Structural Plywood

The key features of the structural plywood is that it uses WBP bond or A-Bond. This kind of bond is phenolic resin which can glue the adjacent veneers permanently. Hence, the strength of the board are super great. Not only that, the WBP glue used for structural plywood are water-proof. That is why we can use structural plywood for outdoor construction.

Non-structural plywood, however, are made with urea formaldehyde which is an adhesive for interior plywood. The bonding strength is not as good as the phenolic resin.

Structural Plywood Applications

As its name reminds, structural plywood is best used for building and construction like beams, hoardings and formwork panels. But this type of plywood can also be used for non-structural purpose like boxes, packaging and furniture.

Some structural plywoods are also used for wall and roof bracing. If you want the best plywood board in terms of durability, get the A-Bond type as they can definitely withstand pressure and humid.

If you need plywood that can withstand a lot of moisture, there is a kind of structural plywood called marine plywood. This type of board is so good at taking in water that it can even withstand hours of continuous boiling. Its glues are same WBP bond used in structural plywood. Structural plywood glue can be either A-Bond or B-Bond. The difference with the two is that A-Bond is still much more durable.

Buy Structural Plywood From China

Make sure you buy from genuine structural plywood from your chinese supplier. There are some key features you need to check about your products.

  • WBP Glue is used
  • The panel is calibrated and sanded
  • Pine or eucalyptus veneer is used. Poplar veneer used in minimum quantity.