This type of panel also represents a specific production of the company, coming from a long experience of supplying it for many final uses.
Wood species and composition
Beech plywood is made from selected stocks of French and Italian logs.
Panels produced with cross layers in Poplar or with all layers presenting parallel grain (like LVL) can also be available.
The sizes shown below are the standard dimensions most commonly produced:
250 x 125/153 cm
while thickness ranges from 6 to 50 mm.
Panels with thickness of 3, 4 and 5 mm are normally produced with faces on rotary cut or sliced Beech veneers while the inner layers are made of Exotic or Poplar peeled veneers. When a particular appearance quality is required (especially for interior decoration), Beech plywood can be made with sliced veneered faces also in thicknesses higher than 5 mm.
Beech plywood is mostly used for applications requiring high mechanical characteristics and resistance to wear and tear (like shelves, floors, walls, tables, stairs, etc.). On the contrary, Beech/Poplar combi plywood (made with Poplar veneers on cross layers) offers significant lightweight properties and retains good mechanical properties.
Beech LVL is suitable for the use in drawers and for applications where a directional resistance is required. In order to reduce the risk of end splitting, especially in higher thicknesses, some layers can be made with cross grained veneers.