Resin coated plywood is produced by spreading a certain amount of glue, which, through an irreversible polymerization, confers great protection to the final product as well as higher durability against external exposure and biological degradation. Moreover, this effect is improved by painting the edges with special resin.
Resin coating of plywood is an alternative to film-facing by a melamine or phenol impregnated paper, specially when the panel's size is out of standard. Resin coated plywood id available with mat or transparent surfaces, presenting one side smooth and one antislipping as finishing, or both sides smooth. Other finishing can also be made upon request (for instance, resin coating on one side only or overlaying with film).
Wood species and composition
This plywood consists entirely of Okoume' or Beech veneers. Other species are available upon request. The inner layers can be produced with Poplar or/and Conifereous crossgrained veneers.
The sizes shown below are the standard dimensions most commonly produced:
250/310 x 122/153/183 cm et 250 x 170 cm
while thickness ranges from 3 to 40 mm.
Beech resin coated plywood is produced with the dimensions 250 x 125 cm in thickness ranging from 6 to 20 mm.
Okoume' resin coated plywood offers significant lightweight properties and a good water resistance, so it is particularly appropriate for floors, roofs, shuttering applications, etc., in conditions of exposure to moisture environment.
Beech resin coated plywood provides instead the some protection with greater mechanical properties, being characterized by an excellent weight-performance ratio.