Resin coated plywood is produced by spreading a certain amount of glue, which, through an irreversible polymerization, confers good protection to the final product against exposure and 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, especially when the panel’s size is out of standard. Resin coated plywood is available with mat or transparent surfaces, presenting one side smooth and one antislip 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 is generally produced on Okoumé or Beech. Other species can be used upon request. The inner layers can be produced with Poplar or/and Conifereous crossgrained veneers.

Resin coated plywood

For the Okoumé resin coated plywood the dimensions most commonly produced are:

250/310 x 122/153/183 cm and 250 x 170 cm

while thickness ranges from 3 to 40 mm.
Beech resin coated plywood is produced in the dimensions 250 x 125/153 cm in thickness ranging from 6 to 20 mm.

Okoumé resin coated plywood offers significant lightweight properties and a good water resistance, so it is particularly appropriate for floors, roofs, shuttering applications etc., in exposure to moisture environment, being characterized by an excellent weight-performance ratio.

Beech resin coated plywood provides instead the same protection with higher mechanical properties.